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Cravaack’s $1,000-a-month car among Congress’ costliest

WASHINGTON — Only seven members of Congress spend more taxpayer money on leased official vehicles than the Minnesota Republican, but his office says the costs are justified.

Rep. Chip Cravaack
Rep. Chip Cravaack

WASHINGTON — Minnesota Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack spends more taxpayer money per month on a vehicle lease than almost every other member of the U.S. House, according to a MinnPost review of reports detailing each House member’s spending. But his office said the special terms of the lease — driven by House regulations out of his control as well as the mileage needed to traverse the expansive 8th District — explain the high cost.

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