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As long as three weeks ago, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., sought campaign funds for her re-election in an emailed letter. "It’s heartbreaking that up to 40 veterans may have died waiting for care," she wrote. Her office quickly explained that including a request for funds in the mailing was an error made by a vendor that was quickly corrected.
Sinema apologized, and her office said she donated double what she had received in donations from the letter to a veterans group.
By then, Republicans had jumped. "This is beneath the dignity of her office and she owes the veterans in her district an apology," posted spokesman Matt Gorman.
It was a harbinger of political maneuvering to come.
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