Is this still another example of what a politician in an absolutely safe district can get away with, while never having to worry about his constituents electing someone from the other party?
Here are excerpts from Joe Schoffstall’s article at freebeacon.com. You be the judge:
Democratic representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (Mo.) paid the law firm owned by his sister $153,000 in 2017, Federal Election Commission filings show.
The money Clay paid to the firm accounted for more than 80 percent of committee’s expenditures last year, which has now sent $950,000 to Clay’s sister since 2002.
Clay Jr. began paying family members from his campaign’s coffers almost immediately after entering Congress in 2001. Michelle Clay, his sister, has been the biggest beneficiary of the payments.
Throughout the first three quarters of 2017, Rep. Clay gave $135,000 to the law office. Clay then sent $18,000 to his sister during the fourth quarter, which spans from the beginning of October to the end of December, according to his campaign’s latest filings with the Federal Election Committee. The firm pulled in a total of $153,000 throughout the year.
Michelle is paid for fundraising, record keeping, compliance, and community organizing, according to the filings. Despite the firm receiving money for fundraising purposes, Clay has also consistently paid Fraioli & Associates, a D.C.-based political campaign consulting group, for fundraising services.
Does this have an aroma to you? A heavy one?
If so, our noses are both working the same way.
Now watch mainstream media ignore this, and Rep. Clay win his district in November without breaking a sweat.