HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Rep. Duncan Hunter's seat...

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:10 PM

Rep. Duncan Hunter's seat in Congress will sit vacant, as governor says no to special election

Source: LA Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Wednesday that a special election would not be called to fill the congressional seat that will be vacated when Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns from office Monday.

“The Governor’s Office received Rep. Hunter’s resignation letter. Based on the timing of the resignation, a special election will not be called,” Newsom spokeswoman Vicky Waters said by email.

The 50th Congressional District — which includes much of San Diego County and a small portion of Riverside County — will be without a representative until next January.

Hunter (R-Alpine), who was elected to office in 2008, was indicted in August 2018 on 60 federal counts based on accusations that he and his wife and former campaign manager, Margaret Hunter, stole $250,000 in campaign funds, using it for family vacations, groceries, his extramarital affairs and other non-campaign uses, including airfare for a pet rabbit.



Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-01-08/duncan-hunter-seat-in-congress-vacant

37 replies, 3064 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 37 replies Author Time Post
Reply Rep. Duncan Hunter's seat in Congress will sit vacant, as governor says no to special election (Original post)
SoCalNative Jan 8 OP
efhmc Jan 8 #1
SoCalNative Jan 8 #2
ck4829 Jan 8 #7
aggiesal Jan 8 #12
former9thward Jan 8 #16
ck4829 Jan 8 #19
IronLionZion Jan 8 #20
Bradical79 Jan 9 #34
Mr.Bill Jan 8 #23
ck4829 Jan 8 #25
Judi Lynn Jan 9 #31
RhodeIslandOne Jan 8 #24
LovingA2andMI Jan 9 #27
LanternWaste Jan 9 #32
rockfordfile Jan 9 #33
FrodosNewPet Jan 10 #36
Judi Lynn Jan 8 #17
Tiggeroshii Jan 8 #15
magicarpet Jan 8 #3
not fooled Jan 8 #18
Auggie Jan 8 #4
erronis Jan 8 #21
RockRaven Jan 8 #5
OneCrazyDiamond Jan 8 #8
aggiesal Jan 8 #13
TeamPooka Jan 8 #6
itsrobert Jan 8 #9
ck4829 Jan 8 #10
mahina Jan 8 #11
aggiesal Jan 8 #14
ProfessorGAC Jan 10 #37
Toorich Jan 8 #22
samnsara Jan 8 #26
keithbvadu2 Jan 9 #28
ck4829 Jan 9 #29
mahina Jan 9 #30
ck4829 Jan 9 #35

Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:11 PM

1. For a year?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:15 PM

2. Apparently so, yes.

"The 50th Congressional District — which includes much of San Diego County and a small portion of Riverside County — will be without a representative until next January."

There's not enough time to change the ballots for the upcoming March primary, and there is only a short window of time in which to hold a special election after that time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:34 PM

7. I can see why. Him being reelected should be considered a national embarrassment

I wonder if corruption and REAL voting fraud was involved.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:03 PM

12. Why have another election, ...

when the primaries are in 3 months?
Just a waste of money.

Plus the (R)'s can't claim an incumbent and
Darrell Issa (or Ass-I, Issa spelled backwards) wants that seat
and will probably get it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aggiesal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:18 PM

16. So people should be unrepresnted because of politics?

Imagine the outrage if a Republican governor did not have an election in a district that was likely to go Democratic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:43 PM

19. If people are outraged, they should be outraged at the people who voted for Duncan Hunter

Duncan Hunter didn't spontaneously generate out of thin air or become the representative through a lottery. They made the choice to vote for a then-indicted man of their own free will. What's the common refrain? "Elections have consequences"?

Maybe his voters should have considered those potential consequences before voting for him?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:48 PM

20. I live in DC and am unrepresented because of politics

because we are an overwhelmingly Democratic district and GOP doesn't want another safe Dem seat in congress

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to IronLionZion (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:56 PM

34. Yeah, D.C. gets screwed.

 

It's ridiculous.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:29 PM

23. No, because they elected a criminal. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:40 PM

25. This. This 100%. If people are shocked about this, they should direct emotions at his voters

Last edited Thu Jan 9, 2020, 10:09 AM - Edit history (1)

Nobody held a gun to them and forced them to vote for a man who was already indicted. They made the choice to not care about his indictment. They made the choice to not consider what would happen if this criminal investigation wasn't dropped. They made the choice to ignore his record of corruption and his pathetic blame shifting.

They made their choice, so if someone lives in Duncan Hunter's district and if they are upset over this (and they should be), then person #1 to blame would be the Duncan Hunter voter.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ck4829 (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 06:07 AM

31. Such a well focused comment. How could people not grasp the facts?

He showed colossal disrespect for the law long before his rabid right wing voters sent him back knowing he would be going to trial.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:40 PM

24. What a surprise

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 12:55 AM

27. Where were these feelings....

When The Late Congressman John Conyers seat was left open for a year and one half?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 10:54 AM

32. No surprise that's the only conclusion you're able to infer, despite so many others available.

I get it... despite its inherent fallacious nature, linear thought is so comforting and warm.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:15 PM

33. Where do you get that lying bs that it's about politics?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to former9thward (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 09:13 AM

36. Of course exactly that has happened!

Most of Detroit to go 11 months without rep in Congress

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/12/08/snyder-special-election-next-year-replace-conyers/935485001/

Melissa Nann Burke, Detroit News Washington Bureau - Published 2:49 p.m. ET Dec. 8, 2017 | Updated 11:17 p.m. ET Dec. 8, 2017


Washington — Gov. Rick Snyder has set the special election to fill the seat of departed U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. to coincide with the regularly scheduled 2018 primary and general elections, in part to keep costs down.

~ snip ~

The special primary election will be Aug. 7 and the special general election Nov. 6.

That means residents of the 13th District, which covers much of Detroit and parts of Wayne County, will go without a representative in Congress for roughly 11 months.

“Having ample time for candidates to make a decision about running for office and file their paperwork gives people more options as to who will next represent them in Congress,” Snyder said in a statement.

~ snip ~


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aggiesal (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:39 PM

17. Replacing one Republican criminal with another. Figures! n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to efhmc (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:14 PM

15. Primaries for everybody are already in March, I think. And then a GE in November...

 

Even Katie Hill's seat will be vacant for even more than a year -I think

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:22 PM

3. Why can't Hunter serve out the rest of his elected US House term from jail ?



Or maybe his mistress/concubine ?



Daddy, do you love your mistress more than mommy. Are these the kinds of Republic Family Values you always preach about and claim to cherish ?



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to magicarpet (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:40 PM

18. But...which mistress?

There were several. Possibly many.

They must really have been fighting over a prize like him. At least as long as the campaign funds kept being diverted to pay for the assignations. I guess he vaped afterwards.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:23 PM

4. This will piss off a lot of repukes

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Auggie (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 09:00 PM

21. The repukes are expert at acting pissed off. Actually, many of the are permanently pissed.

in the sense of being permanently inebriated.

If not then the only other excuse for their behavior is that they are addle-pated.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:28 PM

5. People have been calling on Hunter to resign forever, the timing problem is all on him.

If people in that district want to be mad, be mad at themselves for re-electing someone under indictment, or be mad at Hunter for waiting to resign -- despite his conviction -- until it was too late to include the race in the spring election ballots.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:35 PM

8. And the dupes who reelected and indicted congressperson.

Maybe they believed him.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:04 PM

13. He didn't resign until now ...

because he can now draw another months pay.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:32 PM

6. One less Republican asshole in Congress and it's all Hunter's fault for waiting too long

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:42 PM

9. So this means I dont have to pay taxes

From January 14, 2020 until someone is sworn in? No taxation without representation. I recall a war was fought over that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:49 PM

10. You really should take that up with the big brains who voted for him

I actually want to hear their thoughts on all this. Like what were they thinking.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 06:52 PM

11. Mine is Tuski and she's as good as quit but is still

Getting paid

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 07:05 PM

14. Ask about that to the people who live in DC ...

they have never had a voting representative.
And, they still have to pay taxes.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to itsrobert (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 10, 2020, 09:52 AM

37. Thin Ice

You have 2 senators currently in office.
So, you are still represented but one-third of your representation is on temporary hold.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:05 PM

22. Damn ya'll ....

.... I'm from Oklahoma and I haven't been represented in the Senate since 1994
but my Dist 5 Rep is the only Dem elected to national office -Kendra Horn.
We are proud as hell of her, but the Magats hate her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Wed Jan 8, 2020, 10:40 PM

26. one less for them

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to SoCalNative (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:14 AM

28. If he had resigned earlier, could they have had a special election?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #28)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 03:25 AM

29. Here is something

Because Hunter did not resign until after the primary race filing deadline, which was in early December, Newsom was given the option of legally leaving the seat vacant until after the November general election.

Because Hunter resigned so late and so close to the March primary, it made it increasingly difficult for a special election to be conducted or for a special election to be consolidated with the primary.

The San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office has been finalizing proofs of the final March ballot this week, and federal law dictates that overseas military ballots go out next week.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2020-01-08/rep-duncan-hunters-seat-in-congress-with-sit-vacant-as-governor-said-no-to-special-election

I'm thinking it could, maybe, have been a possibility if Hunter resigned earlier, but the later it got, it became harder to do.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ck4829 (Reply #29)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:43 AM

30. I wondered why he was waiting so long to resign. It was really odd.

The Republicans must thing this helps them?

I sure hope not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to mahina (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 07:54 PM

35. It was quite odd indeed, I personally think he had to play the victim for as long as possible

His ego needed protecting I'm guessing

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread