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In California, No Retreat For Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, who was elected last November to California’s 52nd District in and around San Diego, is sponsoring a new leadership PAC that will enable him to assist his party’s candidates in the 2010 election.

Hunter’s political committee is called No Retreat PAC, a title that befits someone who is a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Hunter serves on the Armed Services Committee, the panel that his namesake father and House predecessor chaired during his congressional tenure (1981-2009).

Members of Congress generally establish leadership PACs to provide financial support to party members who are running in competitive races. Hunter seems politically secure in a district that he won by 17 percentage points and that John McCain carried by 8 percentage points in the 2008 election.

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