Perhaps this will go down as The Year Two Indicted Congressmen Ran for Re-election.

O.K., not necessarily. We do have a lot of other … stuff going on.

Still, it’s a moment to remember. We have the insider-trading guy in upstate New York and a California representative who allegedly used campaign contributions for, um, personal matters.

Duncan Hunter, the California Republican, was charged with spending more than $250,000 in political donations on not-at-all-eligible priorities. At first we heard mention of things like dental work and plane fare for the family’s pet rabbit. And honestly, if the list had stayed in the bunny-root-canal level we might not be discussing it right now.

However, things progressed quickly to the point where Hunter’s lawyer was and Twitter (@NYTopinion), and sign up for the Opinion Today newsletter.

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