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Rep. Duncan Hunter says he's running for reelection

 (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
(Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

Rep. Duncan Hunter said Thursday he plans to run for reelection this year following a report that fellow California Rep. Darrell Issa is considering running for Hunter’s seat.

"I am 100% running for reelection and with continued support from those in my district and the full endorsement of the Republican Party of San Diego County,” Hunter (R-Alpine) said in a statement. “I have run every race with full effort because my constituents deserve no less and this time is no different.”

Washington publication The Hill reported that Issa (R-Vista), who said Wednesday he would not run for reelection in his district, was considering running in Hunter’s district instead if the San Diego-area congressman bows out.

Whether the fifth-term congressman will run for reelection has been a source of speculation on Capitol Hill for weeks. He’s been under federal investigation for potential misuse of campaign funds for personal use for nearly a year, and a federal grand jury is due to hear evidence regarding his campaign spending.

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