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Djou using taxpayer funds to make 'robocalls'

Rep. Charles Djou Rep. Charles Djou

HONOLULU (AP) - Representative Charles Djou campaigned hard on cutting federal spending. But now he's using taxpayer money to make automated telephone calls to Hawaii residents. The federal government's annual deficit and its long-term debt were a constant campaign target for Djou. The Republican won a May 22 special election to fill the seat vacated by Democratic former US Representative Neil Abercrombie.

Recently, however, Djou has used what are known as "robocalls" to reach his 1st Congressional District constituents. Djou congressional spokesman Daniel Son didn't respond Friday to requests for details about the number and cost of the prerecorded calls or the taxpayer-financed mailers the representative reportedly has sent to constituents.

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