Lawmakers stoke coffers during glitzy getaways
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry's campaign committee reported paying more than $17,000 in 2013 to the Cloister, above, a secluded, five-star resort at Sea Island on the Georgia coast, for facility rentals and catering. The Nebraskan is just one of an increasing number of politicians who get around campaign finance restrictions by utilizing leadership PACs for destination fundraisers, where they hobnob with lobbyists and donors.
Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:25 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
WASHINGTON — Hot-tubbing at a Colorado ski resort, touring vineyards in California — they sound like pretty pleasant getaways.
Members of Congress — including Reps. Lee Terry and Adrian Smith, both Nebraska Republicans — enjoy such excursions without emptying their own wallets.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:25 am.