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Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands in credit card debt buying Washington Nationals tickets: report

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amassed tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt in part by purchasing baseball tickets to Washington Nationals games, according to a Washington Post review of Kavanaugh's financial disclosures and information provided by the White House.

Kavanaugh has reported having up to $200,000 in credit card debt during the past 10 years, according to the Post's report. In 2006 - the year he was confirmed as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit - he reported having between $60,000 to $200,000 in debt.

In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having the same range of debt spread over three credit cards and a personal loan.

White House spokesman Raj Shah told the Post that Kavanaugh incurred his debt because he buys Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a "handful" of friends, as well as for home improvements.

Last year, Kavanaugh's credit card debts and loan appeared to be paid off or fell below the year's reporting requirements, according to the Post. Shah told the paper that the judge's friends reimbursed him for their share of the tickets and that Kavanaugh no longer buys season tickets.

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