Rep. Josh Gottheimer spent $2,420 in 'leadership PAC' money at DC restaurants District Taco and Capital Grille: report
92% of all members of Congress have one, ostensibly using them to raise money and contribute to like-minded candidates and causes. "Too many members of Congress are using leadership PACs to enrich themselves," said Adav Noti, senior director for trial litigation and chief of staff at Campaign Legal Center. "When candidates use funds given by donors for personal expenses, the risk for corruption is heightened — it raises concerns that wealthy special interests, expecting favors in return, are aiding what is essentially a slush fund that allows an elected official to live a lavish lifestyle."
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