Campaign finance violations

Hunter Says He Looks Forward to Fighting Charges
‘This is modern politics and modern media mixed in with law enforcement that has a political agenda,’ GOP rep says

Rep. Duncan Hunter responded to charges of misuse of campaign funds filed against him Tuesday.(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Rep.  Duncan Hunter said Wednesday he’s innocent of the charges of misusing campaign funds filed against him the day before and looks forward to fighting them.

“We’re excited about going to trial with this, frankly,” Hunter told told San Diego’s 10News of the indictment, “This is modern politics and modern media mixed in with law enforcement that has a political agenda. That’s the new Department of Justice.”

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California Democrat Moves to More Vulnerable Rating
Father's guilty plea doesn't help Ami Bera's re-election chances

Rep. Ami Bera is likely in for another close race this year in his Northern California-based 7th District. (Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of California topped Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, 53-47 percent, in a preview of the general election since they were the only two candidates on the June 7 primary ballot.  

Bera won close races in 2012 and 2014 in the 7th District, and was regarded as one of the few vulnerable incumbent Democrats heading into the 2016 election cycle.