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Cannon faces debt following failed re-election bid

Cannon faces debt following failed re-election bid



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Third District Congressman Chris Cannon is facing a double whammy for his failed re-election campaign.

Not only did Cannon endure the embarrassment of being ousted in his party's primary, he's now $328,000 in debt. When you take away the $138,000 he owes himself, he still is in the hole $190,000.

Cannon's chief of staff tells The Salt Lake Tribune his boss is still raising money, despite the fact he's a lame duck. He says it's a little tougher sell, but people are ponying up. Jason Chaffetz, the candidate who beat Cannon in the primary, has $18,000 on hand heading into the fall. Democrat Bennion Spencer has a few thousand dollars.

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Andrew Adams

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