Complaints about a San Diego County congressman have been filed with two federal oversight agencies over what the group called questionable spending of campaign funds.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed the complaints Thursday against Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine) this week with the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
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The group described itself as a nonpartisan and nonprofit government watchdog, but Hunter’s chief of staff told City News Service via email on Saturday that “CREW is a leftist organization that is targeting Trump supporters.”
Hunter has endorsed Donald Trump for president. The complaints said thousands of dollars in campaign funds were spent on personal expenditures like video games, an oral surgery, a garage door, school tuition and a surf and skate shop, and possibly a family vacation to Italy.
Kasper, told the paper that all of the money in question has been reimbursed by Hunter. Federal law forbids spending campaign funds for personal purposes or benefit, to guard against corrupting influences by donors.
— City News Service