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Congressman Duncan Hunter Exploring Presidential Run

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by KenH, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Rep. Hunter exploring presidential run

    By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press Writer ​

    Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, known in the military's echelon for his congressional role but hardly a national name, said Monday he was taking the initial step in a 2008 presidential bid.

    "This is going to be a long road, it's a challenging road, there's going to be some rough and tumble, but I think it's the right thing to do for our country," Hunter, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said at a waterfront news conference.

    The declaration to form an exploratory committee allows the 13-term California congressman to begin raising money and organize supporters in early Republican primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061030/ap_on_el_pr/hunter2008

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