GOP Lawmaker’s Campaign Spent Thousands on Her Own Companies

The Daily Beast

Kedric Payne, the general counsel and senior director of ethics at Campaign Legal Center, noted to The Daily Beast that congressional rules allow a lawmaker to lease property to their own campaign only if there is a legitimate need for the space and fair market value is paid. “The payment records in this matter do not provide sufficient facts to know if the lawmaker is in compliance,” Payne said. “Voters should expect an explanation from their elected official or an ethics investigation to verify that the payments comply with the law.”

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