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Sullivan accepted pay raise, special pension

Senate candidate says increases don’t conflict with his stance

Republican US Senate candidate Michael J. Sullivan, a strong advocate for curbing government fiscal excesses and inside deals, has been trumpeting his refusal to accept a legislative pay raise in the 1990s, which he decried as political horse-trading at its most ­offensive.

But Sullivan, who is drawing strong support from the antigovernment, Tea Party wing of the GOP, has not always adhered to those conservative principles.

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