Sen. Ted Cruz illegally promoted his book with campaign funds, watchdog alleges in ethics complaints

The Campaign Legal Center, or CLC, accused Cruz’s campaign committee of spending up to $18,000 in late 2020 on Facebook advertisements. “Because Cruz receives royalties from book sales, his campaign crossed a legal line by spending donor funds on Facebook ads promoting sales of that book,” said Brendan FischerCLC director of federal reform. The Senate’s rules are “crystal clear about all members, both current and former, being prohibited from converting federal campaign funds to personal use,” Delaney MarscoCLC’s senior legal counsel for ethics, said.

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