Federal Complaint Filed Over Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s Disney, South Beach Spending
The expenditures were publicly disclosed in Ros-Lehtinen’s regular filings for her political action committee, IRL PAC. Lawmakers are not allowed to benefit from campaign donations personally. “Campaign contributions are supposed to be used to support a candidate’s run for office, not for family trips and high-end travel,” said Brendan Fischer, Director of Federal Reforms at the Campaign Legal Center (CLC). “If officeholders use donor dollars to subsidize expensive vacations, then-campaign contributions pose a much greater risk of corruption. The FEC should hold Ros-Lehtinen accountable for misusing campaign funds and send a signal to other officeholders that campaign accounts cannot be used as personal slush funds.”
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