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.

1 comment:

Sir Hailstone said...

If he were still alive, former Alabama governor Guy Hunt could tell you about using campaign cash as your own personal spending money. He remodeled his house with campaign cash and he got impeached for it.
I guess this East St Louis clown hasn't p*$$ed off the wrong Democrat puppet master yet as the US Attorney hasn't dropped the hammer yet.