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Runaway Victor: Rep. Hunter Claims 50th Congressional District Race

Republican who followed father into Congress defeats Democratic rival by 60,000 votes.

Republican incumbent Duncan D. Hunter won re-election Tuesday, swamping his Democratic rival in the 50th Congressional District by 60,000 votes.

With all 501 precincts reporting early Wednesday, Hunter led David Secor 68.5 percent to 31.5 percent. Secor raised basically no money and was running a social-media campaign in a heavily GOP district.

About 1 a.m. Wednesday, Secor tweeted: "Got beat this time, but 4 an amateur in title fight, I'm pleased. Learned a GREAT DEAL! I'll be pro in rematch 2014."

Hunter—a former Marine and son of 28-year congressman Duncan Lee Hunter— was re-elected alongside incumbent San Diego Reps. Darrell Issa and Susan Davis, while Democrat Scott Peters appeared to be upsetting Rep. Brian Bilbray.

Hunter's district includes Ramona, Santee and Temecula.

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