The Wall Street Journal: Group Alleges Tom Price Improperly Spent Campaign Funds During Confirmation Fight


A campaign-finance watchdog group filed a complaint against Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Friday, alleging he improperly used his congressional campaign fund to promote his confirmation to join President Donald Trump’s cabinet.

In its complaint with the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center cited a $40,000 payment the former Georgia congressman’s campaign committee made on Jan. 26 to America Rising, a GOP consulting firm. Around the same date, the complaint said, the firm released research and videos promoting the confirmation of Mr. Price and other cabinet nominees in the Senate. Mr. Price was the only cabinet nominee to use campaign funds to pay the firm, according to the complaint.

Some of the materials the firm released specifically urged senators to vote for Mr. Price’s confirmation, the Campaign Legal Center said in its complaint.

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