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Republican party wants special investigation of Coakley

Campaign funds’ use in dispute

The Massachusetts Republican Party is asking Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a special investigator to look at Attorney General Martha Coakley’s use of her federal political account for questionable expenditures, along with accounting problems associated with that fund.

Kirsten Hughes, the party chairwoman, also said the party is filing complaints with state and federal campaign finance regulators, asking them to review postelection operations for the Martha Coakley for Senate Committee, the now nearly defunct federal account the attorney general used in her failed 2010 Senate campaign. Coakley is now running for governor.

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