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Mullin Plumbing Documents Obtained (Sep 13, 2012)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Documents show that companies owned by a congressional candidate critical of federal stimulus spending were on notice that work done for the Cherokee Nation was part of the government program _ despite the candidate's claim that he had ``not a clue'' about the funding source.

Markwayne Mullin has described the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 a ``horrible waste of tax dollars.'' After The Associated Press reported last week that his company, Mullin Plumbing, had received stimulus money under contracts with two Oklahoma tribes, Mullin said he wasn't aware the federal government paid for the work.

Cherokee Nation documents obtained by the AP show that a company executive signed contracts that indicated the company was aware that it must meet certain requirements of the federal program.

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