Rep. Duncan Hunter promised Wednesday it would be “business-as-usual in working with President Trump” following his re-election victory on Tuesday.
The Republican was ahead of Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar by 54.3 percent to 45.7 percent and projected to win, though a significant number of mail ballots remained to be counted.
Hunter survived an indictment for alleged campaign finance fraud, and was dramatically out-raised by Campa-Najjar, but nevertheless won a sixth term representing the largely rural and Republican 50th District in East County.
“This election reflects what is important to us here in San Diego and Riverside Counties, issues on which President Trump has had success, but understanding that there is undoubtedly more work to be done,” said Hunter. “I intend to make it business-as-usual in working with President Trump for the next two years to achieve more success, especially given the challenge of having a Democrat-led House.”
He said his priorities would be “rebuilding the military, protecting the border, which includes a border wall, cutting taxes, supporting our veterans, creating small business jobs and economic development, upholding the 2nd Amendment and protecting the sanctity of life.”
Hunter and his father before him have represented the district for nearly four decades.
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