Meet Duncan Thumper
In January, it came to light that Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. used $600 in campaign funds to pay for his family bunny rabbit to fly with him across the country. In addition to Bunny Air, Congressman Hunter used $60,000 in campaign funds to pay for myriad different items. Enter Duncan Thumper: Congressman Hunter's first bunny, ethics advisor, and insightful political mind. He's here to help us understand.
Listening to a bunny explain politics is as ridiculous as spending campaign money on personal enrichment. Join Duncan Thumper to explore why someone might do such a thing.
The fact is that when elected officials do ridiculous or foolish things, sometimes complicated nuance allows them to get away with it. The good news is that Duncan Thumper is an ethics advisor and a wonderful story teller. If you'd like to support our effort to tell his story, please click the donate button above.
Among the many issues raised by constituents at the March 11 town hall by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, was his campaign’s payments to his wife, Margaret Hunter, for consulting work.
“She’s not being paid now,” Hunter told a constituent, Richard Nyles of Santee, who asked about her longtime employment as Hunter’s campaign manager. “But she was, and she was getting $3,000 a month.”
A political action committee is relying on a rabbit to help California Rep. Duncan Hunter hop out of Congress.
BunnyPAC was started by Shawn VanDiver, a Navy veteran who runs his own consulting firm in San Diego. It is rooted in allegations that Hunter used campaign money for personal expenses, including paying for airline fare for the family’s pet rabbit.