Even Duncan Hunter’s Special Interest Donors Couldn’t Save Him

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When Rep. Duncan Hunter departs Congress under the cloud of a federal criminal conviction, it’s likely that few will be as disappointed as the special interests that funded not just his political campaigns but also his six-figure legal bills.

Hunter (R-CA) is expected to plead guilty to one count of misuse of campaign funds and resign from his House seat. But that acquiescence only comes after he racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills.

To help cover those bills, Hunter established a legal defense fund in early 2018, and it received tens of thousands of dollars from companies, and executives of companies, that over the course of Hunter’s decade in Congress, secured large federal contracts with his assistance. 

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