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Rep. Duncan Hunter Outpacing Opponents In Campaign Fundraising

Congressman Duncan Hunter waves to reporters as he heads into court on July 8...

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Above: Congressman Duncan Hunter waves to reporters as he heads into court on July 8, 2019.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is accused of using his campaign funds for personal expenses. But that has not stemmed the flow of money to his campaign.

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The latest quarterly report from the Federal Election Commission shows Hunter, who is embroiled in scandal, raised $496,348 during that time period. That's a good deal more than the $382,171, raised by his closest competitor, Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar.

RELATED: Feds: Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Funds For Extramarital Affairs

Hunter is charged in federal court with using his campaign funds to support a lavish lifestyle. The government says Hunter spent $250,000 in campaign cash on family expenses, vacations and items that included resort hotel rooms and Uber rides.

Hunter showed a total of $588,297 raised so far in 2019. His donors this year have included the Peace Through Strength PAC and the National Funeral Directors Association.

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Aired: July 18, 2019 | Transcript

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