The campaign of Rep. Eric Swalwell shelled out more than $500,000 during the second quarter of this year, spending much of it on alcohol, fine dining, limo services and the hotel where the congressman’s wife works, records show.
According to receipts filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Swalwell for Congress spent $21,200.75 in six separate transactions this past April at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in northern California. The California Democrat’s wife, Brittany, has worked at the hotel as its director of transient sales since February of 2015, according to her LinkedIn page.
Other eyebrow-raising expenditures, which were first reported by Fox News, include nearly $11,000 on car services, more than $6,000 of which was spent in 21 transactions with NYC-based Sunny’s Executive Sedan across May and June.
The Swalwell campaign also showed a taste for red meat, spending more than $2,100 at Washington, DC steakhouse Charlie Palmer’s, $374.90 at another capital eatery, St. Anselm, and $232.31 at