Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns after corruption conviction

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This Dec. 3, 2019, file photo shows California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leaving federal court in San Diego. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, effective Jan. 13, after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving one of the Republican’s few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter’s departure ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father, Duncan L. Hunter, represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years. AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file photo
Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter resigned his seat in the House, Monday, Jan. 13, more than one month after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving vacant one of the Republican Party’s few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter’s departure ends his family’s political dynasty in which he and his father, Duncan L. Hunter, represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years. The combat Marine veteran – a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump – served 11 years in Congress. His two-page letter of resignation – one version addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and another to California Gov. Gavin Newsom – lists his accomplishments and doesn’t mention his criminal conviction. Newsom has not said whether he will order a s
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