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Nation’s poorest state spent over $500,000 on governor’s travel

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's use of the state's pricey jet plan has mixed state business with pleasure and national politics, according to a Politico review of the jet's flight log.

The poorest state in the nation has spent over $500,000 on the governor's air travel since 2007.

Barbour has used the state's 12-seat Cessna Citation jet plane to travel to fundraisers for himself and other Republican candidates, as well as football games and at least one boxing match, according to the flight logs obtained by Politico.

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