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Landrieu uses office funds for campaign trip

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
BATON ROUGE, LA (KSLA) -

A U.S. senator from Louisiana had some explaining to do after she took a private plane to a campaign fundraiser which cost taxpayers more than $3,200.

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D) said she mistakenly used taxpayer money to fly round trip from New Orleans to Lake Charles last November for a fundraising luncheon, which is against the law.

Landrieu's campaign spokesman said the charter company should have billed the campaign, not the senator's office.

Though Landrieu repaid the money, she could still face fines.

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