Democratic representative Gregory Meeks (N.Y.) pushed tens of thousands more to a company that was incorporated by the wife of his chief of staff in his New York district office, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Meeks additionally used more than $20,000 in funds from his committee on lease and car expenses for a Lexus and Mercedes-Benz, both of which are marked as campaign vehicles, and lined the pockets of close consultants despite not having a real challenger in a number of years. Meeks cruised through a three-way Democratic primary this past cycle, topping the nearest challenger by more than 72 percentage points.
Despite Meeks’s lack of a legitimate threat to his seat, the New York congressman has steadily compiled an impressive amount of campaign cash.
Friends for Gregory Meeks, the New York congressman’s campaign committee, reported more than $1 million in contributions throughout the 2018 cycle, including $770,000 that was transferred from other committees. The remaining $253,000 was given from individual donors.
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