Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008

Duncan Hunter Presidential Campaign, 2008

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Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008

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Fourteen-term Congressman and Vietnam War veteran Duncan Hunter of California announced his intentions to run for the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States in January 2007. He focused his campaign on the issues of border security, trade, and the war on terrorism. If he were elected, Hunter would have been the first sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected president since James A. Garfield in 1880.

Hunter expressed that he was in the campaign to win and would retire from his congressional seat once the election was over. Throughout 2007, he was in the second tier of Republican candidates, consistently receiving 3% or less support among Republicans in national polls. <!-- insert summary of results from caucuses and primaries here, once they start --> He dropped out of the race on January 19, 2008 after a poor turnout in the Nevada Republican caucuses of which he placed last among candidates on the Republican ballot.

The following is an account of the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008.

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Hunter first made an announcement that he would possibly be seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States on October 30, 2006, speaking from the waterfront of Naval Base San Diego. In early January 2007 he formed an exploratory committee to test the waters. Hunter...
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