Harry Reid seeks ($600,000) ‘slush fund’ to cover post-Senate costs

PHOTO: Ralph Alswang
“See, this is how high I want my pile of money to be.” PHOTO: Ralph Alswang

This guy is something else. So he wants to keep a bunch of money he raised while he was in the Senate to fund his post-retirement lobbying efforts. I mean it’s not like he’ll make any money selling his influence anyway after he leaves office or anything. But someone simply must keep the former Senate Leader in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. (It’s for the good of the country you know.) Lear jets don’t just pay for themselves you know. And it’s not like Harry Reid is going to do it. C’mon.

(From The Washington Examiner)

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is seeking to use $600,000 in campaign and political action committee funds to cover his expenses after leaving office, a request that has the Federal Election Commission concerned about the precedent it would set for using money raised while in office.

Dubbed an “administrative slush fund” by FEC Commissioner Lee E. Goodman, concerns were raised at a meeting in late December that it would let Reid run around the country promoting his agenda with funds given to help his reelection campaigns and as a senator.

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