CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2008 |
Here in the Republican stronghold of eastern San Diego County, Duncan Hunter the son is attempting to succeed Duncan Hunter the father in the 52nd Congressional District. The elder Hunter is leaving Congress after 14 terms and a failed try this year for the GOP nomination for president. When he first ran for Congress in 1980, he was a 31-year-old combat veteran from Vietnam. His son is a 31-year-old combat veteran from Iraq and Afghanistan.
January 20, 2008 |
Standing at the same San Diego Navy pier where he announced his candidacy more than a year ago, Rep. Duncan Hunter conceded Saturday that his campaign for president was over. "I will take full responsibility for the failure of this campaign to gain traction," Hunter said in a speech to campaign volunteers, friends and onlookers.
September 2, 2007 |
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) won Texas' first GOP presidential straw poll Saturday in a low-turnout event that lacked the top-tier candidates. Hunter got 534 votes, or 41% of the vote. Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee, who is expected to announce his candidacy this week but was not at the event, came in second with 266 votes, or nearly 21%. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas came in third with 217 votes, or 17%.
July 13, 2007 |
Duncan Hunter had already spent an hour serving scrambled eggs at a Rotary Club pancake breakfast and walked a mile in the nearby Amherst Fourth of July parade, and was now more than halfway through another parade in this old farm town on the west bank of the Merrimack River. Hunter, a 14-term congressman from El Cajon in San Diego County, strode from one side of the road to the other, waving, shaking hands and introducing himself. It's a polite crowd; most wave back or take the proffered hand.
April 11, 2007 |
For most congressional candidates, Iraq is an issue. For one, it's a destination. But not one that will derail his candidacy, he says. Marine Capt. Duncan Duane Hunter wants to claim the seat now held by his father, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon). The elder Hunter, a member of Congress since 1981, is making a long-shot bid for the GOP presidential nomination and has said he will not seek another term in Congress if he fails.
March 22, 2007 |
The son of Rep. Duncan Hunter, the El Cajon Republican running a long-shot campaign for president, said Wednesday he was "strongly considering" seeking the congressional seat his father plans to vacate at the end of his term. Duncan D. Hunter, 30, said that when it comes to politics, he is "pretty much eye to eye with Dad's views." "I'd say I'm in the conservative wing of the Republican Party," he said.