Hotel bills, dues: Regulators question whether ex-lawmakers are using donors' money for personal expenses


The election commission's move "is a really good first step," said Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group that last year formally petitioned the commission to take action on the potential misuse of leftover campaign funds.  The Campaign Legal Center last year asked the FEC to step up regulation of leftover campaign funds, following an investigation by The Tampa Bay Times and WTSP-TV that found hundreds of thousands of dollars in leftover campaign funds being used for what appeared to be personal expenses.

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