FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Eric Swalwell’s lavish campaign spending continued during the first quarter of the year, with tens of thousands of dollars going to luxury hotels and car services, expensive restaurants, and international travel.
The California Democrat’s campaign has consistently dropped massive amounts of donor cash into extravagant items. His campaign’s most recent spending came at the start of a non-election year and took place between January and the end of March.
According to new Federal Election Commission records, Swalwell’s committee, which consists of just three paid staffers, spent around $40,000 at resorts and hotels, including internationally in Munich and Berlin, Germany, as well as in Miami Beach, Las Vegas, New York City, and West Hollywood.
Swalwell’s campaign reported nearly $1,200 in charges at the five-star Roomers Munich hotel in Germany, which consists of “extravagant rooms and suites” with an “elegant wood, dark marble, mirrored bathroom” and beds “as soft as smooth” as “milk and honey,” according to its website.
Elsewhere in Germany, Swalwell’s committee dropped $663 into expenses at the Westin Grand Berlin, an upscale hotel situated at the Boulevard Unter den Linden. Hundreds of dollars more went towards the Berlin Marriott Hotel and DB Fernverkeher, a long-distance passenger train.
The California Democrat’s committee also racked up tens of thousands across several cities within the United States.
In Miami, the campaign reported nearly $11,000 spent at Loews Miami Beach, where rooms can run customers up to around $6,000 for the presidential suite, its website shows. The committee pushed nearly $10,000 to the Vdara Hotel in Las Vegas.
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