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Fiesta Bowl Wants Campaign Cash Back From McCain, Kyl

The Fiesta Bowl wants U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl to return thousands of dollars in campaign contributions that the bowl reimbursed employees and their families for making.

Documents obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press show the bowl also wants nearly two dozen other Arizona politicians to return campaign funds they received. In all, it wants $48,225.17 returned.

McCain received, by far, the most cash from Fiesta Bowl employees or their families. Documents say he is being asked to return $19,500 given to three of his campaign accounts.

A recent internal report by the Fiesta Bowl detailed reimbursements to employees for political donations in apparent violation of federal and state laws, plus thousands of dollars in inappropriate spending.

The bowl fired longtime president and CEO John Junker.

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