Knoxville News Sentinel: Rep. John J. Duncan's campaign paid son nearly $300,000
Brendan Fischer is the director of federal and FEC reform for the Campaign Legal Center, a campaign finance watchdog organization in Washington, D.C. He said candidates using campaign funds for personal use is a “serious violation.”
“If they’re getting paid by campaign funds above fair market value, then that is personal use and is a prohibited use of campaign funds,” he said.
“For Duncan III to be paid $7,000 a month by the campaign in a noncompetitive district … certainly does not appear to be a reasonable rate,” he said.