The Democratic Party sure has a lot of members who are crooked and corrupt. The latest example is Rep. Bobby Rush of Illinois who has been misusing campaign cash. Big time.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Rep. Bobby Rush Paid Wife $550K From Campaign Funds, Kicked $190K to Church He Founded
Rep. Bobby Rush (D., Ill.) has paid both his wife and the church he founded hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffers since 2002, campaign finance records show.
Campaign expenditures also show funds were given to a number of other Rush family members throughout the years. Additionally, more than $14 million in taxpayer-backed government grants were awarded to a wellness center associated with the church he founded in Chicago.
Rep. Rush, who was elected to Congress in 1992, first began paying his wife, Carolyn Rush, in 2002. More than $67,231 in payments were made to her name during this election cycle. For the 2002 and 2004 cycles, Mrs. Rush was paid $6,000 for salary and wages from Citizens for Rush, the congressman’s campaign committee.
Mrs. Rush began receiving checks for “consulting services” in 2008 on top of salary and wages as she pulled in $98,650 from the committee. This amount equated to more than a quarter of the campaign’s total operating expenditures this cycle.
Mrs. Rush’s payments increased again in 2010 to $119,400. She was paid $148,000 in 2012. She took in $66,000 in 2014.
She has collected $50,000 from Rush’s 2016 campaign to date and has pulled in more than $550,000 in campaign funds combined since she first began receiving checks in 2002.
Isn’t it interesting how the liberal media just ignores stories like this?