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8 candidates done in by big spending: A slideshow
Newt Gingrich has scrambled to explain his penchant for luxury jewelry, but he's certainly not the first candidate to get hammered over extravagant expenditures
Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista Walter McBride/CORBIS
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OP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has been roundly criticized for claiming that he leads a "frugal" life after it was revealed that he'd once racked up a six-figure debt at New York's Tiffany & Co. jeweler. Of course, Gingrich is just the latest candidate whose fondness for the finer things in life led to a rocky patch on the campaign trail. Here, eight other beleagured big spenders:

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