The Vaping Congressman Spent Campaign Funds on Video Games Because He Is Reddit Incarnate

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Duncan Hunter. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call
Duncan Hunter. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Duncan Hunter was once a hot, vaping congressman, but since he endorsed Donald Trump, he is, alas, just “vaping congressman.” But never fear — he has another list of descriptors: “gamer.” In 2015, Representative Hunter racked up $1,302 of his campaign funds via Steam Games, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

These charges happened in the span of eight weeks — October 13 through December 16. Hunter’s spokesperson, Joe Kasper, says these charges are actually a result of one credit-card purchase. He says Hunter’s son used his father’s card to buy one game, which resulted in unauthorized charges.

On Hunter’s campaign-finance disclosure, he wrote this expense as “personal expense — to be paid back.” But Kasper says none of that paying back will happen until a fraud investigation is complete. Hunter has until May 9 to respond to a letter from the election commission with an explanation for the money in question.

Bet you can guess which website is now likely banned from the Hunter household.

Vaping Congressman Spent Campaign Funds on Games