Members Help Hunter’s Son Raise Money for Bid

Posted July 12, 2007 at 9:25am

Marine Reservist Duncan D. Hunter (R), seeking to replace his father, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R), in the 52nd district, is scheduled to pass the hat for campaign funds on Saturday but will not be in attendance as he currently is on combat duty in Afghanistan.

However, Hunter’s wife, Margaret — as well as four House Members who are backing the candidate — will be at the event to pick up the slack.

“I am overwhelmed by the support we are receiving, not just from Members of Congress, but from the people of the 52nd District and of San Diego County,” Margaret Hunter said in a statement.

The July 14 brunch fundraiser at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego features GOP Reps. Jim Saxton (N.J.) and Trent Franks (Ariz.) as special guests, with California Republican Reps. Darrell Issa and Ed Royce also set to attend. The Hunter campaign is asking $250 for an individual ticket and $2,300 for a table of 10.

Congressman Hunter, who is running for president, has announced his intention to retire upon the conclusion of his current term regardless of how he fares in the presidential race.

Thus far, no other Republican has announced for the GOP-leaning 52nd district besides Hunter’s son, although others have said they might run.
— David M. Drucker