Potential Duncan Hunter successor wants him out of House after corruption guilty plea

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A California Republican running to succeed Rep. Duncan Hunter says the GOP incumbent’s departure is long overdue after he pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge.

Hunter, 42, pleaded guilty on Dec. 3 to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations on personal expenses. Hunter said a few days later he would resign “shortly after the holidays,” but the San Diego-area lawmaker, first elected in 2008, did not specify a date.

That’s not sitting well with Carl DeMaio, a Republican candidate to succeed Hunter in California’s 50th congressional district.

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