More Than a Dozen Lawmakers Put Family On Campaign Payroll
More than a dozen lawmakers put family on campaign payroll
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More than a dozen lawmakers have family members on their campaign payrolls, raising eyebrows at a time when nepotism in Washington is under renewed scrutiny.
At least 13 members of Congress have paid family members from their campaign accounts so far this year, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) data through the end of September.
Hiring immediate family members with campaign funds is legal as long as the salary payments amount to “bona fide, campaign related services,” according to the House Ethics Manual. But the practice draws criticism from those who say it’s …