Hunter announces he will resign next week

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Former U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter Courtesy photo
TEMECULA (CNS) - Rep. Duncan Hunter, who pleaded guilty in December to a federal felony count for misusing $250,000 in campaign funds, announced Tuesday he will resign from Congress effective next Monday. The Alpine Republican, whose district stretches into southwestern Riverside County is facing a potential five-year prison sentence and said previously he would step down from his post, but he had not given a date for his departure. Hunter sent letters Tuesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Gavin Newsom saying his resignation would be "effective close of business on January 13, 2020." "It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years," Hunter wrote. In the letter, Hunt
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