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John Kerry already beating Hillary Clinton's jet-setting record as secretary of state

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Secretary of State John Kerry has already traveled more than his predecessor Hillary Clinton did during her first year in the cabinet position, according to the Boston Globe.

According to his office, he has logged 286,819 miles over 135 days. He has spent a cumulative 622 hours — nearly 26 days — living on an airplane, where he is known to walk the aisles in socks and an orange-hooded sweatshirt and where crew members stock his favorite Oreo cookies.

Clinton's team frequently cited the amount of travel miles as a sign that she was a dedicated public servant and a hardworking, competent secretary of state.

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