Indicted re-elected congressman vows 'business-as-usual'

California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who won re-election while facing federal corruption charges, promised constituents  it will be "business-as-usual" in his deeply red Southern California district, but some wonder whether that will be possible.

Hunter beat first-time Democratic candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar by more than eight percentage points in the San Diego-area district that President Trump won by double digits in 2016.

Campa-Najjar, a 29-year-old former Obama White House aide, said he wouldn’t concede until every vote had been counted, which could come later in the week.

The race was considered a test of partisanship in the Trump era and whether voters would overlook the taint of suspicion to keep the five-term lawmaker in his seat.

Hunter is one of the few candidates in U.S. history to be re-elected while indicted. He vowed to continue his fight to rebuild the military, fortify the U.S. border, cut taxes and protect the 2nd Amendment.

Dawn Kamber