Mic: Health Secretary Tom Price sued over alleged misuse of campaign funds


“Federal law limited [Price] to using his campaign funds to run for Congress or in connection with his duties as a member of Congress,” Brendan Fischer, director of CLC’s federal and FEC reform program, said in an interview. “But instead, it looks like he used at least $40,000 of the funds that were given to him to run for Congress … in order to secure a job after Congress.

“In the same way that it’s prohibited for a member of Congress to get a job as a lobbyist, or hire a career counselor, it is prohibited to use campaign funds to pay an outside group to secure your confirmation to a cabinet position,” Fischer added

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