BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Defense Lobbyists Hope to Scare Voters Into Voting for Indicted Congressman
Duncan Hunter’s campaign is painting his opponent as a terrorist, with help from three generals with huge interests before his committee.
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Three retired U.S. Marine Corps generals signed onto a letter this week accusing a Democratic congressional candidate—a Christian of Mexican and Palestinian descent—of family ties to Islamic terrorism.
The alarmist missive was aimed at boosting Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican accused of illegally using campaign funds to enrich himself, who, until his indictment, chaired a powerful committee with major influence over U.S. military and defense policy.