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.