Duncan Hunter trial now set for Jan. 22

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A San Diego federal judge on Monday pushed back Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial for alleged misuse of $250,000 in campaign funds by a week, from Jan. 14 to Jan. 22. U.S. District Judge Thomas J. Whelan changed the date at the request of Hunter's attorneys, who are seeking to have Whelan's prior ruling against dismissing the case overturned by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. On July 8, Whelan denied Hunter's requests to dismiss the 60-count indictment and to have prosecutors on the case recused due to alleged political bias. The judge also denied Hunter's request to have the trial moved outside of San Diego. Attorney Devin Burnstein had sought a two-week delay of the trial date. Whelan said the case "has been going on for a while,'' and that he wants it "resolved for
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