Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bendinelli: Who is Duncan Hunter?

Over the next two months, a large amount of media attention will be going to the "first tier" candidates of each political party. These are the candidates who have raised money, signed up a core group of supporters and, most importantly, yet also ironically, managed to gain attention in the media. On both sides of the aisle there are still candidates who have served their country to the best of their abilities and are offering up their own ideas and talents to serve in the highest office.

One of these candidates is Congressman Duncan Hunter, a representative from Southern California. First and foremost, this is not meant to be an endorsement or rejection of Congressman Hunter. However, as the evening news and daily papers will undoubtedly saturate voters with information on Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, it seems a fitting role to find an alternative topic of discussion.

Hunter was elected to Congress in 1980. Since that time he has served on the House Armed Services Committee, acting as chairperson from 2002-2006. The committee is responsible for all legislation dealing with national security and defense.


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