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US House race uncertain after Hunter indictment

SERIOUS CHARGES:The Republican lawmaker and his wife spent campaign funds on everything from movie tickets to a US$6,288.74 vacation, prosecutors said

AP, SAN DIEGO, California

Campa-Najjar, stopped short of calling on Hunter to resign.

“I think justice should run its course,” he said.

Campa-Najjar said Hunter was “in it for his own interests” and that it is time to “get rid of the corruption and greed that has held Washington captive for too long.”

The California secretary of state’s office says there is no process in the elections code for Hunter to remove his name from the ballot, and there can be no write-in candidates for the November election.

In a statement, California Republican Party chairman Jim Brulte said “individuals are presumed innocent” until a jury convicts them.

“The congressman and his wife have a constitutional promise to their day in court and we will not prejudge the outcome,” Brulte said.

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