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The Latest: Rep. Hunter’s opponents applaud his decision

December 2, 2019 GMT
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CORRECTS TO ATTRIBUTE THE REFERENCE TO HUNTER, NOT A JUSGE - FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. U.S. Rep. The California Republican plans to plead guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress, he told KUSI television in San Diego in an interview that aired Monday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)
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CORRECTS TO ATTRIBUTE THE REFERENCE TO HUNTER, NOT A JUSGE - FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves federal court after a motions hearing in San Diego. U.S. Rep. The California Republican plans to plead guilty on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, to the misuse of campaign funds and has indicated he will leave Congress, he told KUSI television in San Diego in an interview that aired Monday. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter saying he will plead guilty to the misuse of campaign funds and indicating he will leave Congress (all times local):

2:05 p.m.

Two Republicans and one Democrat running for Rep. Duncan Hunter’s seat say the California Republican is making the right decision to plead guilty to the misuse of campaign money and leave Congress.

Republican San Diego radio host Carl DeMaio, former Republican Rep. Darrell Issa and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar said Monday that their thoughts go out to Hunter’s family.

All three contenders say what Hunter did was wrong. Hunter is facing charges he looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses.

Hunter tells KUSI television in San Diego he will plead guilty Tuesday in San Diego. He says he wants to protect his children from enduring a trial.

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11:25 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says he will plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of misusing campaign funds.

The California Republican is facing charges he looted campaign cash to finance vacations, golf outings and other personal expenses, a judge said Monday.

He tells KUSI television in San Diego he is changing his plea to protect his children.