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Boucher uses campaign funds to buy new car

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Under criticism from political opponents, the congressman says he was trying to save taxpayers money by not leasing a car through the House of Representatives at their expense.

By Landmark News Service

U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher spent nearly $30,000 in campaign funds to buy a crossover SUV last fall. Now his opponents in the 9th Congressional District race are trying to get their own mileage out of it.
The expense appeared in a fourth quarter 2009 report Boucher filed with the Federal Election Commission, along with several vehicle-related maintenance costs in the months since then.


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