As a way to help the political electorate out there, I figure I would do some Thursday Thirteens here and there about the folks running for the highest office in the land. Of course, it was too late for some people (Sorry Tommy Thompson, Joe Biden & Chris Dodd) but the show must go on.
Before I run out of time and he quits the race, lets get 13 things about Duncan Hunter.
1.Duncan Hunter is a Republican member of the US House of Representatives, representing Eastern & Northern parts of San Diego.
2.He was born May 31, 1948 in Riverside, California
3.He served in the US Army in Vietnam and made it to the highest rank of 1st Lieutenant and was awarded a bronze star
4.One of Hunter's sons also served in the Army, making it to 1st Lieutenant as well after serving in Iraq in 2003 & 2004
5.Hunter served in the House of Reps from 1980 up until this year, when he will not seek re-election to run for President instead. His son, Duncan D, the war hero, will try and replace him in 2008.
6.As of summer 2007, Hunter has missed 31% of the votes in this session of Congress.
7.Hunter is the ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, which is currently chaired by Ike Skelton, Democrat of Missouri.
8.Hunter sponsored HR 552, the Right to Life act, which would have protected born and pre born persons. Personhood would have been defined at beginning at conception. Now someone tell me what personhood is exactly. HR 552 never made it to the floor for debate.
9.He also sponsored legislation for a Security fence in Southern California and also tried to make distribution of materials deemed pornographic by parents illegal.
10.Shockingly, Hunter considers himself a True Conservative.
11.Hunter has consistenly gotten less than 3% in National Republican polls, though he has won the Maricopa County Straw Poll and the Spartanburg, South Carolina Straw poll.
12.This seals the deal for me in the other direction, Ann Coulter has endorsed Hunter for President
13.Hunter has finished in 7th place in both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primaries. But he will always have Maricopa County, Arizona.
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