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Local Councilman Joins Race for Hunter’s Seat

Santee City Councilman Brian Jones (R) has joined Duncan D. Hunter (R) in the race to replace retiring Rep. Duncan Hunter (R), with Jones posting a second-quarter fundraising report showing $51,000 on hand.

Hunter, the Congressman’s son, closed the second quarter with $53,000 in the bank. He currently is deployed to Afghanistan on combat duty as a Marine Reservist.

Other Republicans are expected to join Jones and Hunter in the GOP primary race for the 52nd district nomination. The seat is solid Republican territory, and the winner of the GOP primary is expected to cruise to victory in the general election.

The elder Hunter, who is in the midst of a long-shot bid for president, has said he will retire regardless of the outcome of his presidential run.
— David M. Drucker