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Randy "Duke" Cunningham


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Congressional Pictorial Directory
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1990 Republican CD-44 50377 Win
11-03-1992 Republican CD-51 141890 Win
11-08-1994 Republican CD-51 138547 Win
11-05-1996 Republican CD-51 149032 Win
11-03-1998 Republican CD-51 126229 Win
11-07-2000 Republican CD-51 172291 Win
11-05-2002 Republican CD-50 111095 Win
11-02-2004 Republican CD-50 169025 Win

Candidate Biography:

Randall Harold Cunningham
Born: December 8, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Susan Albrecht (m. 1965, div. 1973), Nancy D. Jones (m. 1974)
Children: April Dianna, Carrie Melissa, & Randall Todd
Military Service: USN (Vietnam)

2005: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on November 28.

  • Legal Troubles: After a several-month investigation, Cunningham pleaded guilty to accepting $2.4 million in bribes in exchange for arranging government contracts in 2005. In January 2007, Cunningham was transferred from FCI Butner Low (Federal Correctional Institution) to USP Tucson (U.S. Penitentiary). In July 2007, Cunningham was transferred to MCC San Diego (Metropolitan Correctional Center). On January 20, 2020, President Donald Trump pardoned Cunningham.
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 94405-198 and he was released on June 4, 2013. 
  • NOTE: "The Duke Cunningham Act, also known as the Federal Pension Forfeiture Act, was introduced by U.S. Senator John F. Kerry in 2006. The bill would have denied pension benefits to any members of Congress convicted of bribery, conspiracy or perjury. The bill died in committee. [Source: The Press Enterprise]