Schock’s campaign spent plenty before he left Congress
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s campaign spent plenty of money in his final months in Washington.
Schock resigned March 31 after several reports of questionable spending by his office and campaign.
Federal investigators are looking into the allegations.
The Federal Election Commission just revealed that Schock still has $3.2 million in his campaign chest.
That’s after his campaign paid thousands of dollars for what it called “fundraising lodging.”
The Chicago Tribune reports that the expenses include $4,000 paid to the White Elephant hotel in Nantucket, Mass., $2,137 to the Langham hotel in Chicago and $716 to the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa.
It also spent $3,114 on Tiffany bowls for donors.
$3,408 was spent at Garrett Popcorn in Chicago for volunteers.
A photographer and a staffer, who both traveled with Schock, received about $6,400.
The campaign also racked up $313,920 in legal fees during the first quarter.
That money is still owed to the Jones Day law firm in Washington.