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Duncan Hunter: Video Games Purchased by Congressman Questioned

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By    |   Thursday, 07 Apr 2016 08:49 AM

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who is co-chair of Donald Trump's U.S. House Leadership Committee, is being questioned this week about 68 instances in which he allegedly purchased video games using campaign funds.

The Federal Elections Commission is investigating the purchases, and the congressman maintains that it was all a mistake made by his teenage son. Specifically, some $1,302 of expenses to digital retailer Steam Games were posted on Hunter's campaign finance disclosure for 2015 with the notation "personal expense – to be paid back," the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Tuesday.

Joe Kasper, Hunter's campaign spokesman, told The Press-Enterprise that the Congressman's 13-year-old son used a campaign credit card to pay for the video games, but Hunter shut down the video game account in October and reimbursed his campaign.

Kasper claimed, though, that the vendor continued to charge the campaign credit card, and that Hunter voluntarily reported the charges to the Federal Election Commission.

The FEC sent Hunter a letter on Monday asking that he file an amended disclosure report and to explain the video game charges, according to the Press-Enterprise. The newspaper said the FEC has given Hunter until May 9 to respond to its letter.

"Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action," wrote Bradley Matheson, a senior campaign finance and reviewing analyst for the Federal Election Commission, according to a document posted by the Union-Tribune.

". . . Personal use is any use of funds in a campaign account of a present or former candidate to fulfill a commitment, obligation or expense of any person that would exist irrespective of the candidate's campaign or duties as a federal office holder," the letter continued.

A supporter of e-cigarettes, Hunter, 39, made headlines in February by vaping during a Capitol Hill hearing, CNN reported.

"So this is called a vaporizer," Hunter said while puffing on the device during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. "There's no combustion, there are no carcinogens ... there is no burning, there is nothing noxious about this whatsoever."

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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who is co-chair of Donald Trump's U.S. House Leadership Committee, is being questioned this week about 68 instances in which he allegedly purchased video games using campaign funds.
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