Monday, April 27, 2015
Illinois Lawmaker Uses Campaign Funds Like It's His Personal Bank Account
The number two guy in the Illinois State Senate, James Clayborne (D-East St. Louis), spent over $40,000 on chauffeured limousine rides and another $50,000 on overseas trips over a 10-year period according to a Fox 2 St. Louis news report. Clayborne defended the expenditures by saying campaign donations aren't public tax dollars. True, but you're supposed to use the money to run your campaign, not live a lavish personal lifestyle. Clayborne accused the Fox news reporter of engaging in "trash journalism." I wish we had more of this kind of trash journalism in Indianapolis.