Reid Withdraws Request to Use ‘Slush Funds’ to Pay for Senate Wind Down Costs

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Hey, alright. This is good to see. We covered Reid’s original request HERE. We are glad to see that common sense (for once) seems to have triumphed.

Sorry, soon to be former senator Reid, but you’re going to have to pay for your personal assistant and Lord only knows what else by yourself. I’m sure you’ll figure out a way to cover the costs.

(From The Washington Beacon)

Reid’s counsel asked the Federal Election Commission for approval to use campaign funds in order to hire a full-time personal assistant to help with tasks once he retires. The counsel argued that the senator anticipates having “substantial post-retirement obligations arising from a 34-year tenure as a federal officeholder” and said he needed a full-time personal assistant to help “review, organize, and arrange for transportation and storage of archival and office materials” and to help schedule appearances in order for Reid to discuss his time in Congress.

In addition to the personal assistant, Reid wanted to use funds from his leadership PAC, the Senate Majority PAC, to help cover the costs of winding down his Washington, D.C., office. Both requests are strictly prohibited by the FEC.

Reid’s general counsel officially bowed out of the request in a letter sent to the commission stating it was “impossible” for approval to occur.

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