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Congressman blames son for spending $1,300 in state funds on Steam

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Congressman blames son for spending $1,300 in state funds on Steam

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) sent a letter to vaping congressman Duncan Hunter, asking that he explain some $1,300 in charges from the Steam[/url] gaming platform.

The charges — more than four dozen of them — were documented on his expense report as “Personal Expense — to be paid back”

“Personal use is any use of funds in a campaign account of a present or former candidate to fulfill a commitment, obligation or expense of any person that would exist irrespective of the candidate’s campaign or duties as a federal office holder,” the notice reads.


Hunter’s office, however, assures the FEC that there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for the congressman’s game-buying binge — his son did it.

Staffers told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Hunter’s son had mistakenly borrowed the credit card to make a single charge on Steam; subsequent charges were “unauthorized” and Hunter is hoping to have them reversed.

“There won’t be any paying anything back there, pending the outcome of the fraud investigation, depending on how long that takes,” Hunter’s office told the Union-Tribune.

Hunter, you may remember, has a history with the gaming world. In 2013, he wrote a Politico editorial titled: ‘Target parenting to curb violence‘ — a piece about how parents were to blame for national incidents, such as the Newton school shooting, and not video games.

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