Duncan Hunter

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Duncan Hunter ()
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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  • Duncan Hunter is member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California.
  • Duncan L. Hunter is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California and a 2008 Republican presidential candidate.

Duncan D. Hunter has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 52nd district of the State of California, since 2009. He replaced his father, Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-Calif.), who sought the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.


Positions, record and controversies

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The following positions were taken by Rep. Hunter on his 2008 campaign website:

National Security

Hunter's platform on national security issues includes strengthening the military, making sure the men and women serving have the best equipment and training available, and eliminating government red tape and bureaucratic roadblocks that hamper efforts to obtain new weapons and intelligence technology.[1]

Border Security

On his campaign Web site, Hunter laid out his plan on immigration as follows: No amnesty, drivers licenses, official IDs or non-court ordered benefits for illegal immigrants. Also, he would support a double border fence along the U.S and Mexico border, increasing penalties on business that knowingly hired illegal immigrants, ending birthright citizenship for those born to illegal immigrants, and increase support for the Border Patrol. [1]


Hunter supports a strict limit on how fast government can grow. He believes that reducing taxes is the best way to foster economic growth, that the tax code should be simplified, that the Alternative Minimum Tax should be changed to protect working families. He also would support making the Bush tax cuts permanent, as well as eliminating the death tax. [1]

Social Issues

Hunter believes that life begins at conception. He says he would ban partial birth abortions and federal funding to pay for abortions. He also opposes same-sex marriages. [1]


Hunter opposes a universal healthcare system, and favors using market-based approaches like expanding tax credits and health savings accounts to lower costs of healthcare. [1]

Social Security

In order to continue the level of benefits for seniors, Hunter believes that there should be more options for young people investing their own retirement funds. [1]

2nd Amendment

Hunter believes that the government should not pass laws that restrict the right of any law-abiding citizen to purchase, own and legally use firearms. [1]


Hunter believes that resources for schools should go directly into classrooms, and that home schooling should be embraced.[1]


On his campaign website, Hunter says that America should adopt a Fair Trade policy that enhances foreign markets, but that also protects American consumers from potentially inferior or dangerous foreign products. [1]


Hunter was born December 7, 1976, in San Diego, and he is the son of Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Duncan L. Hunter (R-Calif.). Hunter graduated from San Diego State with a degree in business administration in 2000, but after Sept, 11, 2001, he joined the Marines and served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was honorably discharged in November 2007. He and his wife, Maragaret, have three children.[2]

2008 elections

Hunter was the 2008 Republican nominee to replace his father, Rep. Duncan L. Hunter (R-Calif.), who ran for President, in the 2008 congressional elections.[3]. He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Michael Lumpkin in the November 2008 general election.[4]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Edison Chouest Offshore$ 36,300
General Atomics$ 13,100
BAE Systems$ 11,500
Bollinger Shipyards$ 11,500
Carnival Corp$ 11,000
Cobham PLC$ 11,000
Seafarers International Union$ 10,500
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons$ 10,000
American Resort Development Assn$ 10,000
American Waterways Operators$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Duncan Hunter
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

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DC office
  • 223 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5672 Fax: 202-225-0235
    Webform email
District offices
  • 1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206, El Cajon, CA 92020
    Ph: 619-448-5201 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Issues
  2. Bio
  3. 2008 Race Tracker page on California’s 52nd Congressional District
  4. "California 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008

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