East County Democrats vying to unseat Rep. Duncan Hunter traded barbs on Tuesday over a mysterious attack website.
Josh Butner called on Ammar Campa-Najjar to “come clean” after Huffington Post reported the existence of a DuncanButner.com website that calls the retired Navy SEAL and Jamul-Dulzura Union School District trustee a “Republican spoiler.”
“I have spent my entire life defending our nation from enemies foreign and domestic,” Butner said in a statement. “It is disgusting to see that a political candidate would hide behind an anonymous website to smear and denigrate another candidate with deliberate falsehoods.”
Campa-Najjar, a small business owner and former Obama Administration official, brushed off the accusation and said Butner is responsible for “a series of baseless attacks” on his campaign.
“Whoever is responsible for the unproven negative attacks on my opponent should come forward and delete the unsubstantiated content,” Campa-Najjar said. “All this does is divide Democrats and give free press to our opponent.”
Campa-Najja has been endorsed by the San Diego Democratic Party, while Butner has the support of Democratic Rep. Scott Peters.
Republicans Hunter and his father before him have represented what is now the 50th District in East County since 1981
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