CLC Alleges Royce White Violated Personal Use Prohibition and Reporting Requirements


On June 6, 2024, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Royce White, a 2024 candidate for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota and previously a 2022 congressional candidate in Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, unlawfully converted campaign funds to personal use, and that his campaign committees violated federal reporting requirements.

Specifically, CLC’s complaint alleges that White misappropriated over $157,000 from his 2022 campaign committee, Royce White for Congress, to pay for personal expenses — including siphoning over $100,000 through checks, wire transfers, and cash withdrawals from the campaign’s account, as well as making dozens of payments for entertainment, clothing, cosmetics, fitness clubs, and other expenses of a personal nature, which would have existed irrespective of White’s campaign. Moreover, White’s 2024 Senate campaign committee, Royce White for Senate, has reported virtually no disbursements, despite ample indication that the campaign has incurred and paid expenses, in violation of federal reporting requirements.