Rep. Steven Palazzo’s campaign spending probed by congressional ethics office

Mississippi Today

Kedric Payne, general counsel and director of ethics for the Campaign Legal Center, said: “The big picture is that this diminishes the public’s trust when a congressman uses campaign money for a personal slush fund. It is encouraging to see there is an investigation into this.” Payne said “the fact the investigation is still going on shows there seems to be a violation.” The nonprofit, nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center was founded by Republican Trevor Potter, a President George H.W. Bush appointee to the Federal Elections Commission.

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