We’ve got a local Democrat activist here in Houston who likes to report on unethical campaign fundraising and activities – invariably all of it committed by Republicans, and much of it not even illegal. And I’ll concede that this friendly nemesis is an expert, having been suspended from his NASA job for six months for a series of egregious violations of the Hatch Act.
I wonder, will he comment on this story?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year.
Financial Leasing Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the PAC's nine-year history.
The payments have quadrupled since Mr. Pelosi took over as treasurer of his wife's committee in 2007, Federal Election Commission records show. FLS is on track to take in $48,000 in payments this year alone - eight times as much as it received annually from 2000 to 2005, when the committee was run by another treasurer.
I guess that the Speaker, who promised to clean up Congress, decided that she and her husband would instead clean up by converting campaign funds to personal use. I wonder if the candidate of Change We Can Believe In has anything to say about this matter, or if such conduct is the sort of change that he plans on bringing into being if he is elected president.