East County Magazine, a non-profit online news site, has offered to host a debate between incumbent Rep. Duncan D. Hunter and Democratic challenger David Secor after earlier talks over a 50th Congressional District meeting ended with none scheduled.
“ECM … offered to host a debate at a date that suits [Hunter’s] schedule,” said a report posted Friday. “He did not reply. Nor has the congressman been willing even to answer written questions on a list of general topics ranging from the economy to foreign policy.”
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East County Magazine, edited by Miriam Raftery of Mount Helix, quoted Secor, a 65-year-old Crest resident, as saying: “I’m convinced that Hunter is hiding from the people of the district” and added that the two-term Republican, 35, is “afraid to take questions from voters because if people find out how extreme he is, they would not vote for him.”
Among other things, Secor has criticized Hunter for taking money from United Technologies, which “sold secret information to China that allowed them to build a helicopter that our troops may have to face in the future.”
Meanwhile, a newsletter of the La Jolla Republican Women’s Club Federated announced that Hunter would be its guest speaker at a lunchtime meeting Thursday at the La Jolla Country Club.