Friday, October 5, 2018

What Happened to the GOP?

I have friends on both sides and love them dearly. Right now, I am wondering what the hell happened to the GOP that they no longer care about voting for people under indictment!

This is what he is charge with doing, among other things.
"Prosecutors say the couple concealed many of the expenses in federal records, sometimes as donations to charities for veterans." 
Indictment of Marine veteran incumbent roils California congressional race
Associated Press
Published: October 5, 2018
Even with the 47-page indictment detailing alleged misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds, Hunter is the favorite. Republicans hold a nearly 15-point registration edge in the district, where many military veterans identify with Hunter's service as a Marine in Iraq.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., listens to testimony during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 7, 2017.
RAMONA, Calif. — In Southern California's most Republican congressional district a GOP incumbent running against a first-time Democratic candidate should be a slam dunk for re-election.

Not this year.

Rep. Duncan Hunter is under indictment as he seeks a sixth term. He has spent as much on legal fees as his re-election campaign while splitting time between meeting voters and fighting corruption charges.

It's become a bare-knuckles affair with Hunter's campaign running an ad saying his San Diego-born opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, changed his name to "hide his family's ties to terrorism" and now wants to "infiltrate" Congress. Campa-Najjar responded by saying Hunter has lost his grip on reality.
Hunter is one of two indicted Republican congressmen seeking re-election. The other is New York Rep. Chris Collins, accused of insider trading.
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