'Luxury Living' for Kinzinger

Daily Journal

Two watchdog groups have released a report showing how most congressmen run leadership PACs that often serve as their “ticket to luxury living.”

Brendan Fischer, an investigator with the Campaign Legal Center, said Kinzinger is not one of the “worst actors.”

“In some ways, his use of his leadership PAC reflects the general misuse of these accounts as an apparent slush fund,” he said.

Many officeholders, Fischer said, hold events at luxury resorts so they can pay for later fundraisers at similar high-end venues.

“It results in a pattern that has officeholders spending more time with wealthy donors than the people they represent,” he said.

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