GOP congressman spent $70K in campaign cash on meals


“These expenditures — particularly the restaurants — do seem unusually luxe,” said Adav Noti, a senior director at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center and a former attorney for the Federal Election Commission. “It’s concerning when an elected official consistently spends campaign money on fancy meals because it means that the official’s big campaign donors are essentially subsidizing his lifestyle and that gives wealthy donors far too much influence at the expense of the official’s actual constituents.”

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