Democrat Congressman Used Campaign Funds To Pay His Wife And Ex-Con Son Thousands, Records Reveal

By Gabe Kaminsky (Daily Caller)

June 26, 2022

Democratic Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush, who has a documented history of funneling campaign dollars to family members, has paid roughly $56,000 from his principal campaign committee to his wife and ex-convict son since 2019, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show….

“Nepotism has long been recognized to be a feature of dysfunctional government,” Pete McGinnis, a spokesman for the Functional Government Initiative, a federal watchdog probing ethics in government, told TheDCNF. “While this practice of hiring family members as campaign workers is not necessarily illegal, it can raise ethics concerns. To pay your spouse with campaign contributions can appear as a self-payment.”

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