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Schock Leaving Congress With About $3.3M In Campaign Funds

CHICAGO (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning from Congress with about $3.3 million in his campaign funds and several options for spending it.

The Peoria Republican controls funds for himself, the GOP and one for other candidates.

Federal law used to allow officials leaving office to keep that money for themselves. But that's no longer allowed.

Schock may use the cash to pay any legal bills he's incurred amid recent questions about irregularities in his spending. He also could return the money to donors or give it to other candidates, the GOP or to charity.

Or Schock could hold on to the money in case he tries to make a political comeback.

The 33-year-old announced Tuesday he'll resign March 31, saying the constant questions had become a distraction.

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