Beto O’Rourke just got caught red-handed doing something illegal with his campaign money

Beto O’Rourke is one of the top contenders for the Democrat presidential primary.

Some pundits think he could even beat Donald Trump.

But that could go out the window after he was accused of doing something illegal with his campaign money.

Reporters are pouring through Beto O’Rourke’s first quarter fundraising report.

And The Daily Caller noticed something strange.

O’Rourke’s campaign paid over $100,000 to a web development company that was owned by his wife.

The Daily Caller reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke paid roughly $110,000 in campaign funds to a web development company while either he or his wife owned it, public records show.

Beto for Texas paid Stanton Street Technology Group $58,544 during the 2011-12 election cycle, $39,060 during the 2013-14 cycle, $9,290 in the 2015-16 cycle and $32,778 during the 2017-18 cycle, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Either O’Rourke or his wife owned Stanton Street — a small web development firm that O’Rourke founded in 1998 — during the vast majority of those payments. Such payments are legal, so long as the campaign is charged for the actual cost of the services, but ethics watchdogs have criticized the practice as a form of self-dealing.

O’Rourke’s wife, Amy Sanders O’Rourke, took over Stanton Street as the Texas Democrat entered Congress in January 2013. She controlled it until early 2017.

It’s not illegal to hire vendors connected to your family.

What is illegal is paying above or below market value for those services.

Now reporters and campaign finance sleuths will dig into O’Rourke’s report and this contract with Stanton Street to see if he broke the law.

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69 Responses

  1. robert cosenza says:

    watch hannity on channel 44 cable mon-friday at 9 p.m.est.showing the corruption oif the deep state,and the do nothing democrats.being exposed taking them apart layer by corrupt layer.with greg jarret and sarah carter and john solomon,and especially tom fitton from judical watch. great information.and hannity challenged aan schiffty schif many times,to come on the hannity show.but adam schiffty schift is to scared,to come on hannity.like all do nothing democrats.watch and learn the truth about the corrupt insane do nothing democrats. go hannity.

  2. NOBODY says:

    Ethics, none to bad, I’d be ashamed to do that on that reason alone, but they don’t care mainstream will cover for them and downplay it

  3. SweetOlBob says:

    Is the company private or publicly traded ? What was his salary or renumeration when he ran the company ? What was his wife’s salary or pay. Did her pay increase as the business grew ? What formula was used to determine her pay. What was the company worth at inception ? What is the company worth now ? What is her current salary or pay ?

  4. Mark Hopkins says:

    Thanks Bug. I watch the political scene constantly and the truth is plain to see, for anyone that isn’t mentally disabled or unstable. Which describes the entire leftist/communist party.

  5. Bug says:

    U nailed it mark!!

  6. What can i say Just another crooked democrat

  7. John J says:

    AW shucks, just a few side bucks for the old lady!

  8. Patricia Overbey says:

    Another JA that came out of the wood work just kike Obama. God help us. Trump 2020. God bless America.

  9. kathy says:

    AGREE. THOSE DEMONRATS ARE DISGRACEFUL. MAXINE WATERS,PIGLOSI, SHIFF, SHUMER, NADLER TO RESIGN OR FIRED. THERE NOT FOR OUR COUNTRY.

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