House Republican followed Trump's self-dealing model, spent thousands on her own companies: report

As it stands, federal election law does not strictly prohibit the spending of campaign funds on personal business ventures "as long as the transaction is made at the fair market value.” It remains unclear whether Tenney paid for her business expenses at a market rate, given the timing of the disbursements. '"The payment records in this matter do not provide sufficient facts to know if the lawmaker is in compliance," Kedric Payne, senior director of ethics at Campaign Legal Center, explained. "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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