By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine
Hear our full in-depth interview, originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio, by clicking the audio link.
January 28, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Shamus Sayed, a Republican running in the 50th Congressional District for the seat currently held by Rep. Duncan Hunter, calls himself a fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republican. He says he’s running, “because I want to make a change” and because he wants to bring “integrity and accountability” to the offices.
Rep. Hunter is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department for alleged use of campaign funds for lavish personal expenses. A federal grand jury has recently been convened, raising the potential for an indictment, though Hunter has stated recently that he has no intentional of stepping down.