US Marine Corps Asks Duncan Hunter to Stop Using Marine Symbols for Campaign

In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves an arraignment hearing in San Diego after he and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
In this Aug. 23, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter leaves an arraignment hearing in San Diego after he and his wife, Margaret, pleaded not guilty to charges they illegally used his campaign account for personal expenses. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Marine Corps has asked U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter to stop using its trademarked emblem and slogan on his fundraising mailers.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says the service wrote Hunter a letter Tuesday asking him to immediately stop using the USMC Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the phrase "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy" on all campaign materials.

The letter says the Republican lawmaker is welcome to state he's a Marine veteran and use an alternative logo.

Spokesman Michael Harrison says Hunter is disappointed but the campaign is complying with the request.

Hunter is fighting for reelection in 2020 while facing criminal charges that allege he and his wife used $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses. His wife has pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against him.

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