Swalwell spent thousands of campaign dollars on liquor and limo services, $ 20,000 at the hotel where his wife works
Eminent Democratic representative. Eric Swallow well of California appears to have spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on liquor and limousine services, as well as over $ 20,000 on the luxury hotel where his wife works.
The campaign’s tens of thousands of dollars include limousine services, luxury hotels, upscale restaurants and liquor delivery services in the second quarter, according to FEC files reviewed by Fox News.
The California congressman appears to have been driven in style with his FEC records showing the campaign spent more than $ 10,000 on 26 rides from various limousine and luxury car services. Swalwell’s campaign also spent over $ 26,000 on luxury hotels.
More than $ 20,000 of campaign funds spent in luxury hotels went to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, where Swalwell’s wife has been a sales manager since February 2015, according to her LinkedIn profile.
The California congressman gave up $ 566 on “Food & Beverage” via the Drizly liquor delivery service in nine separate orders ranging from $ 5.79 to $ 124.86. Additionally, Swalwell spent $ 1,151 on “refreshments” on seven trips to Capitol Hill Wine and Spirits, a local liquor store on the home side of the US Capitol, and nearly $ 4,400 at two California wineries. the same day for “Catering” and “Refreshments.”
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While the payments to the wineries may have come from a campaign event, it is not clear that the seven charges at the Capitol Hill liquor store and nine charges against Drizly were campaign-related.
FEC files reveal that the Californian Democrat’s campaign spent more than $ 7,000 on upscale restaurants and steakhouses in Washington. Additionally, Swalwell appears to have sat down for 13 in-person meals at Charlie Palmer Steak, O-Ku Sushi, STK Steakhouse in downtown New York City. Location in town and other upscale restaurants.
Six expenses listed as “Catering” on the FEC website showed Swalwell spent thousands of dollars on food at upscale restaurants, but those expenses could also have come from campaign events held in the capital.
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Additionally, in a file listed under “Fan Appreciations,” Swalwell spent $ 205 on The Knot website, where people list their marriage records.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Swalwell, along with his wife and other members of Congress traveled to Qatar on an all-expenses-paid trip funded by the US-Qatar Business Council, which is “exclusively dedicated to improving bilateral trade relations between the United States and Qatar. “
Swalwell’s campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on the spending.