California Rep. Duncan Hunter announces resignation

FILE - This Dec. 3, 2019 file photo shows California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter leaveing federal court in San Diego. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, effective Jan. 13, after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, leaving one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California. Hunter's departure ends his family's political dynasty in which he and his father, Duncan L. Hunter, represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) - California Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has resigned a month after being convicted of corruption.

The former Marine leaves one of the GOP’s few House seats in the heavily Democratic state.

Hunter pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to a single charge of conspiring with his wife to misspend at least $150,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses.

He and his father represented the San Diego County district for nearly 30 years.

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