Dem showboat and failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell is in hot water after disclosure documents show he spent a lot of money on alcohol and at a luxury hotel where his wife works.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California spent tens of thousands of campaign dollars on alcohol and limousine services and over $20,000 at the same luxury hotel that employs his wife. The campaign dollars flagged by media outlets were spent on limo services, luxury hotels, high-end restaurants, and alcohol delivery services.
The charges occurred in the second quarter according to FEC records. The federal records show the campaign spent over $10,000 on 26 rides from various luxury car services. Swalwell’s campaign also spent over $26,000 on luxury hotels.
Of that $26,000, nearly $20,000 was spent at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Swalwell’s wife has been the director of sales at the luxury hotel since February 2015 according to her Linkedin.
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From Fox News:
The California congressman dropped $566 on “Food & Beverage” through the alcohol delivery service Drizly in nine separate orders ranging from $5.79 to $124.86.
Additionally, Swalwell spent $1,151 on “Refreshments” from seven trips to Capitol Hill Wine and Spirits, a liquor store local to the House side of the U.S. Capitol, and almost $4,400 at two California wineries on the same day for “Catering” and “Refreshments.”
While the payments to the wineries could have come from a campaign event, it is not clear that the seven charges at the Capitol Hill liquor store and nine Drizly charges were campaign-related.
The FEC records reveal the California Democrat’s campaign spent over $7,000 at luxury restaurants and steakhouses in D.C.
In addition, Swalwell appears to have sat down for 13 in-person meals at Charlie Palmer Steak, O-Ku Sushi, STK Steakhouse at the Downtown New York City location and other high-end eateries.