Nunes Used Political Donations for $15k in NBA Tickets, Winery Tours, Vegas Trips: Report

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) used political donations to pay for almost $15,000 in tickets for Boston Celtics games, winery tours and trips to Las Vegas, according to a McClatchy article published Thursday.

Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, used money from his political action committee to purchase Celtics tickets three times last year, according to McClatchy's analysis of reports from the Federal Election Commission and two watchdog groups.

Campaign Legal Center and Issue One, a watchdog group, released a report on Thursday detailing how lawmakers on Capitol Hill use leadership PACs to pay for “lavish lifestyles.”

PACs are supposed to allow politicians to donate money to other campaigns; however, the new report estimates that only 45 percent of the money given to leadership PACs over the last three election cycles went to other candidates or committees.

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