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How Duncan Hunter Became the Hunted Over Campaign Cash — Podcast

Political Theater Podcast, Episode 33

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., was indicted this week for misuse of campaign finance funds. He was already facing a potentially tough re-election race before the indictment landed. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Pro tip: Don’t put in writing your complaints that your campaign treasurer won’t dish out petty cash for your personal use. That’s just one of the details outlined in the federal indictment against Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret.

They are in hot water over their alleged misuse of campaign finance funds, a pattern of using that cash for personal use, including for their kids’ tuition, family vacations and even dental work, and passing off purchases as charitable actions. The California Republican was already facing a potentially tough re-election race before the indictment hit on August 21. Roll Call’s Katherine Tully-McManus and Inside Election's Nathan Gonzales work through the legal and political ramifications on the latest Political Theater podcast. 

 

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