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Chip Cravaack, Republican candidate for U.S. House, Minnesota's Eighth District

Cravaack's spending comes under scrutiny

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Congressman Chip Cravaack may have had better days than yesterday.

The 8th District representative was singled out in an article that appeared Wednesday on the website Politico, which found that GOP freshmen have spent tens of thousands of dollars on cars, public relations and mass mailings, all at taxpayer expense. Among those expenses: $1,700 for the initial lease of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox AWD for Cravaack to travel his district, and about $1,000 a month after that.

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