Campaign also put thousands toward Lexus payments.
WFB: Democratic representative Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) continues to push tens of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffers to a company owned by the wife of his district chief of staff, Federal Election Commission records show.
Meeks’s campaign committee has managed to raise cash even though he has not faced any real opposition in his heavily Democratic New York district. During the 2018 election cycle, Meeks faced two Democratic challengers, but ran away with the primary, capturing 81 percent of the vote. He ran unopposed in the general election.
Meeks’s lack of any significant opposition has allowed his campaign to also spend generously on credit cards, D.C. consultants, horse racing venues, and luxury car expenses instead of advertisements and other typical expenses associated with competitive campaigns. more