Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008

Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008
Duncan Hunter for President 2008
Campaign U.S. presidential election, 2008
Candidate Duncan Hunter
Congressman (1981-2009)
Affiliation Republican Party
Status Withdrawn
Headquarters San Diego, California
Key people Sydney Hay (Manager)
Roy Tyler (National Communications Director)
Receipts US$2.5 (2007-12-31)

Fourteen-term Congressman and Vietnam War veteran Duncan Hunter of California announced his intentions to run for the 2008 Republican nomination for President of the United States in January 2007. He focused his campaign on the issues of border security, trade, and the war on terrorism. If he were elected, Hunter would have been the first sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected president since James A. Garfield in 1880.

Hunter expressed that he was in the campaign to win and would retire from his congressional seat once the election was over. Throughout 2007, he was in the second tier of Republican candidates, consistently receiving 3% or less support among Republicans in national polls. He dropped out of the race on January 19, 2008 after a poor turnout in the Nevada Republican caucuses of which he placed last among candidates on the Republican ballot.[1]

The following is an account of the Duncan Hunter presidential campaign, 2008.


Campaign developments

Presidential candidate Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

Campaign announcements

Hunter first made an announcement that he would possibly be seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States on October 30, 2006, speaking from the waterfront of Naval Base San Diego.[2] In early January 2007 he formed an exploratory committee to test the waters.[3] Hunter officially announced his candidacy for president on January 23, 2007 after filing papers with the Federal Elections Commission.[4]

First half of 2007

After declaring, Hunter created a website for his run, and opened accounts on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube.

this administration has a case of the slows on border enforcement

He participated in all televised Republican Party (GOP) debates until January 5, 2008. He was noted for his role in the May 15 South Carolina debate when he stated his position and experience with the issue of border security. Hunter stated that he "built the border fence in San Diego" and claims it resulted in reductions in the smuggling of narcotics by 90% and a 50% drop in crime. Hunter spoke of the bill passed by Congress to build 854 miles (1,374 km) of border fence across the Southwest. He continued by stating that as of that moment (May 15, 2007) only two miles of the fence had been built. He went on to quip that "this [Bush] administration has a case of the slows on border enforcement."[5]

In next month, Hunter participated in the third GOP debate, featured on CNN. During the forum, he discussed his support for the war in Iraq, his experience as chairman of the Armed Services Committee and articulated his belief in the importance of training Iraqi battalions for security in Iraq. In regards to Iran, Hunter expressed his belief that the Iranian regime was helping to arm the insurgency in Iraq. If it was found that Iran was developing a nuclear weapon, Hunter stated that he "would authorize the use of tactical nuclear weapons [to end development] if there was no other way to preempt..." After discussing foreign policy, Hunter turned his attention to the issue of immigration. He again argued on the importance of a border wall and evoked the audience's memory about the fence he helped build in his congressional district, quipping "if they (illegal immigrants) get across my fence [in San Diego], we sign them up for the Olympics immediately." At the end of the debate, Hunter took the opportunity to criticize the three frontrunners: John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney; furthering his belief that Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts had exerted too much influence on the three men, describing them as the "Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party" and expressing his belief that the Party should avoid a move in that direction.[6]

Second half of 2007

In late August 2007, Duncan Hunter's campaign communication's director, Roy Tyler was quoted as stating that he believed the chances of Hunter winning the nomination were the same as "pushing a string through a maze." This came as Hunter spoke to students at the Brown-Lupton Student Center about the foci of his campaign; border security and fair trade with China. He continued campaigning after hearing of the statement and won the Texas Straw Poll a few days later with Tyler at his side.[7]

If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries

After his victory in the Straw poll, Hunter received media attention for his response to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's invitation to speak to students at Columbia University. He criticized the school for its decision while campaigning, stating that "if the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries..." He went on to call for federal funding of the University to be pulled.[8] These statements resulted in criticism from liberals such as Glenn Greenwald, who described Hunter's proposal as "dangerous", "improper" and "unconstitutional".[9]

Later in the month, it was revealed that Hunter's campaign website had been hacked by anti-war activists for a few hours. The activists added the words, "hacked by Adnali f0r TurkStorm [dot] org No War!" above images of children in a warzone. The website Turkstorm.org, cited in the hacking appeared to have no connection as IP analysis identified that the hackers were from Germany. Roy Tyler revealed that hackers had attempted to change the website at least six times and that this was the first successful alteration.[10]

At the October 21 Florida GOP Debate, after stating that he felt that questioner Carl Cameron was trying to divide the Republican Party, Hunter spoke of a situation that he thought might bring the participants together. He reminisced of a time when he felt the "Democrat Party [sic] lost its identity". He discussed his perception of the failure of the Kennedy administration over the Bay of Pigs Invasion, comparing this to President Ronald Reagan's actions in El Salvador, which he described as being successful in advancing freedom in the nation. Hunter continued by remarking that at that moment the military of El Salvador was "fighting side by side with our guys (The United States military) in Iraq." He finished his remark by stating that the Republican Party is "the Party of Freedom."[11]

The California wildfires of October 2007 burn in Hunter's congressional district seen in this satellite NASA photo

Following the October 21 GOP Debate, Hunter was informed that parts of his congressional district were burning as a result of the California wildfires of October 2007. He immediately stalled campaigning for president for a short time in October in order to help his constituents with the recovery effort.[12] Hunter sharply criticized politicians who connected the wildfires to the war in Iraq. He stated that these assessments were invalid because San Diego had more access to troops, helicopters and equipment than any other place in the nation. During an interview with Neil Cavuto, Hunter gave an update on the wildfire situation and explained that the politicians "have got to have some creative writers to somehow link these — these natural disasters with — with troops in Iraq..."[13]

In November 2007, near the day of remembrance of American Veterans on Veteran's Day, Hunter and his campaign reflected on the importance of Veterans to America and the security of freedom, "We cannot thank them [Veterans] all sufficiently...[they] have represented the finest of human qualities...Our veterans have made [a] sacrifice unflinchingly, with a character that General Douglas MacArthur described as 'stainless'. They make the sacrifice for their comrades in arms, their 'buddies' and the immediate mission at hand. But in a greater sense they have made the sacrifice for millions of Americans whom they do not know and who do not know them"[14] Hunter was also selected to serve as the grand marshal for the 2007 San Diego Veteran's Day parade. The parade in downtown San Diego had the theme of "Honoring Those Who Serve Veterans" and Hunter took the selection as an honor.[15]

The candidate participated in the November 28, 2007 CNN/YouTube GOP Debate, receiving a question about the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. The questioner, former Brig. Gen. Keith Kerr first announced that he was homosexual and proceeded to ask "...why you [Republican candidates] think that American men and women in uniform are not professional enough to serve with gays and lesbians?" Hunter thanked the general for his service and then stated that he believed the sole issue was "unit cohesion," mirroring a statement made by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. After the debate, it was found that Kerr was a member of Hillary Clinton's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transexual Americans For Hillary Steering Committee. Because of this revelation, footage of the question was removed from future CNN telecasts. The next day, Hunter sent a letter to Hillary Clinton that read: "Dear Hillary Clinton, Regarding the "plant", retired Brig. Gen. Keith H. Kerr, that you sent to ask me the question at the CNN-YouTube debate last night in Florida. Send more!!! Merry Christmas, Duncan Hunter."[16] The Hillary Clinton campaign did not respond to the letter.

Primary and caucus results 2008

Hunter finished seventh place in the January 3, 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses receiving only .5% (515 of the 100,593 votes cast) and no delegates.[17] He was subsequently denied an invitation to the ABC News Debate held on January 5, 2008 because he did not meet the 5% polling threshold necessary for participation.[18] However, Hunter focused only minimally on the state of Iowa putting more resources into the first primary state of New Hampshire.[19] Unlike the other GOP candidates, Hunter traveled to Wyoming for the January 5, 2008 Wyoming Republican County Conventions. The convention was largely ignored by the mainstream media and Hunter had campaigned in the state more than any other candidate;[20] he won one national delegate from the convention and one alternate delegate, finishing in third place behind winner Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson, not counting uncommitted delegates.[21] At the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire on January 8, Hunter finished in seventh place with only 1% of the vote.[22] After finishing in last place in the Michigan Republican primary (receiving 1%), the Nevada Republican caucuses (2%), and the South Carolina Republican primary (0%), Hunter dropped out of the race on January 19, 2008.

In his withdrawal speech, given from the same pier at Naval Base San Diego where he had begun his campaign in October 2006,[23] Hunter thanked his supporters, expressed the amusement he and his family had on the campaign trail and the influence he had on the debate within the party, "The failure of our campaign to gain traction is mine and mine alone, but we have driven the issues of national security, the border fence, the emergence of China and the need to reverse bad trade policy. Because of that, this campaign has been very worthwhile, and for the Hunter family, a lot of fun."[1] Four days later, Hunter endorsed former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee for the Republican nomination.[24]

Late Show with David Letterman poked fun at Hunter's relative obscurity by making a mock statement regarding his withdrawal, saying "we don't know what he actually looks like" and substituting Hunter's picture with that of "beloved character actor Ben Gazzara."[25]


Brigadier Gen. Chuck Yeager

Hunter received endorsements from some notable individuals and gained donations from prominent businessmen. Roger Milliken, chair of Milliken and Company donated $2,100. Bruce Bartlett, founder of Bartlett Holdings, a nuclear technology firm gave $2,300 to the campaign, and James Ritchie, CEO of the International Foundation of Hope donated $500. As of June 30, 2007, Hunter raised $1,352,941 and spent $1,140,014 leaving a surplus of $212,927. [26]

The campaign was endorsed by retired United States Air Force Brigadier General Chuck Yeager. Yeager was the first pilot to have broken the sound barrier, a feat he accomplished in 1947. Hunter had named Yeager as an honorary national chairman.[27]

Political commentator Ann Coulter described Hunter as "her first choice for president." The comments Coulter had made regarding former Senator John Edwards, had been condemned by many, even by some conservatives. When asked about a call Elizabeth Edwards made to Coulter during one of the latter's appearances on MSNBC Hardball, Hunter defended Coulter saying, “Well, I think what Senator Edwards’ wife said was very consistent with what lots of Democrats and lots of liberals have said... and that is that we need to silence conservative voices.” He described Coulter as “a particularly articulate spokeswoman for the conservative view” and jokingly added: “Especially since Ann Coulter said nice things about me, I think she’s closely approaching that level of being a great American.”[28]

The founders of two prominent conservative news and opinion websites, Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily and Nathan Tabor of The Conservative Voice, both endorsed Hunter. Tabor served as director of internet outreach for his campaign.[29]

Hunter received the endorsement of the Missouri Republican Assembly (MRA) in November 2007. In their endorsement, the assembly cited Hunter as a "true Republican" who shared their views on the issues. MRA state president Chris Brown stated, "Congressman Hunter is a true social conservative and honestly represents the Republican Wing of the Republican Party, when you add together Duncan Hunter's commitment to the military, American jobs, and fighting for family and life issues, there is no better choice for President. America needs Hunter's integrity, courage and proven leadership."[30]

On December 21, 2007, Hunter received the endorsement of former New Hampshire Senator Robert C. Smith. Smith cited Hunter as the best candidate to carry the "Reagan Torch" and the best qualified candidate to protect conservative values. Smith wrote a letter to Republicans in New Hampshire, following his endorsement to explain his decision to endorse Hunter, stating "there will never be another Ronald Reagan but fellow Californian Duncan Hunter can pick up the Reagan torch and light the way for America to come back from the dangers we now face."[31]

Hunter was endorsed by the Nevada Republican Assembly at their Presidential Endorsing Convention on January 6, 2008. He won the endorsement after receiving a two-thirds majority of all votes cast. Members of the assembly cited Hunter as their choice for president "for his stand on the...the sanctity of life, support of [the] constitution, 2nd Amendment rights, security of [the] borders, limited government..." among other aspects of his campaign platform. Hunter had previously addressed the assembly on January 5, one day before the endorsement.[32]


Duncan Hunter (back, left) greets the delegation at the Texas Republican Straw Poll at the Fort Worth Convention Center Sept. 1, 2007, and is applauded by Texas GOP Chairman Tina Benkiser (front).

Hunter's performance in opinion polls had been notably inconsistent. The campaign was criticized for not having the voter visibility needed to break through to the top tier and MSNBC.com demoted him from lightweight to "flyweight" among others in the Republican field. The candidate is shown in some polls as having less than 1% support among Republicans, as noted in a July 12-15 Gallup poll placing Hunter in 10th place with 1% support,[33] but in a separate poll conducted by Gallup on July 6-8 without Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the candidate placed fifth with 3% support, trailing only Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney, and John McCain; putting the campaign atop all other second tier candidates. In later polls including the December 8 American Research Group survey, Hunter was statistically tied with Fred Thompson for fourth place (undecided voters excluded) in the early battleground state of Nevada. In Michigan, Hunter was tied with Thompson and Ron Paul for fifth place at 4%, according to a WXYZ-TV poll.[34] Los Angeles Times columnist Don Frederick pointed out that Hunter's support in the polls came almost entirely from Republican men, where he garnered 6% among that demographic in the publication's poll from December 2007. Among women, his support was nearly zero.[35]

In straw polls, Hunter was more competitive. He won Arizona's Maricopa County straw poll from January 13, 2007, topping Senator John McCain. Two months later on March 1, in the third primary state of South Carolina, a straw poll was conducted in the Spartanburg area, in which Hunter finished a close third (by six votes) in a statistical tie with McCain (1st) and Giuliani (2nd). Commenting on Hunter’s showing, Spartanburg Republican Gerald Emory said, “Now we have a true Ronald Reagan conservative that we can support. This is a proud night for the Grand Ole Party.”[36] The following month on April 17, Hunter won the Anderson County (South Carolina) straw poll with 48 percent of the vote, defeating Romney (25 percent), McCain (7 percent), and Giuliani (5 percent). The candidate also tied for second place in both the Geenwood County and Pickens County straw polls. In regards to the polls, Hunter stated "I am grateful to the great conservatives of Anderson, Greenwood, and Pickens Counties for giving our campaign a huge boost. It is clear our message of maintaining a strong national defense, securing our border without amnesty, holding China accountable on trade, and protecting life are resonating with the voters. Our campaign is one of issues, not flash and expense. We don't have a jet or an army of consultants and paid staff. We do have the conservative message that is true. In the end, that will be what Americans want." In Iowa, where the candidate had done little campaigning, Hunter finished without a single vote in a "just for fun" Crawford County poll and finished in 9th place out of 11 (with 172 votes) in the Ames Straw Poll, but finished nine votes behind Rudy Giuliani and well ahead of McCain. Hunter handily won the Townhall.com Texas Straw Poll on September 1, 2007, in Fort Worth, Texas, with almost double the votes of second-place Fred Thompson. He received a total of 534 votes, well ahead of Fred Thompson who came in second with 266 votes. Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished in third with 217 votes.[37] During a October poll in Nevada, Hunter finished third, two percentage points behind John McCain.

Campaign focuses

Hunter speaks at the Pentagon on September 16, 2005.

On his campaign website, Hunter focused mainly on border security, the War on Terrorism, trade and his conservative record. He boasted that he had been given a 92% lifetime rating from the ACU indicating a strong conservative record, and referred to himself as a "true conservative." [38]

He used the issue of border security as the foundation of his campaign, promoting the platform that the United States Government should complete the construction of the border wall on the southern border with Mexico. This action was approved by Congress with the passage of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006. Hunter felt the federal government was not building the wall in the speed he preferred. [38]

Hunter ran his campaign as an avid supporter of President Bush. He believed that the government must be able to collect and use intelligence to fight the War on Terrorism. Hunter pointed to the fact that America had not experienced a terrorist attack on its soil since the events of 9/11 as evidence that the Bush policies were working. He supported all provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act but stated that intelligence agencies should protect Civil Rights. [38]

Hunter was particularly concerned with American trade and spoke often about it while on the campaign trail, stating that "China cheats on trade" with the United States. He reflected his belief that the workers of America were the greatest in the world and that they were being hurt when jobs were outsourced to other nations with cheaper labor. Hunter felt that when America traded on what he called a "one-way street" with nations like China, it devalued the American currency and hurt the workforce. Hunter was more supportive of fair trade than he was of free trade. [38]


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