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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70 Responses

  1. 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

  2. What can i say Just another crooked democrat

  3. John J says:

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

    • 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. Patricia Overbey says:

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

  5. Nate Paris says:

    Do any of these so called contenders for The White House (Democrats) have campaign managers? So far at least 50% have had campaign violation laws broken. If this is true and there is more to come, how do you think they’ll run this country if ever given the chance? In the ground. Just as the 44th had done. TRUMP/PENCE 2020 MAGA

    • Mark Hopkins says:

      They absolutely would drive our country into the ground Nate. ANY of them would. DemonRATS are the antithesis of a healthy, prosperous nation. They’re a bunch of power and money hungry communist elites, without morals or empathy for anyone but themselves. These poor excuses for humans are evil to the core. They pander for the Hispanic, black and gay votes, but once they’re elected, they treat their constituents like yesterday’s garbage. May they experience HELLFIRE before they ruin our country.

  6. Carol says:

    Right on, Harold. They think they’re above the law.

  7. Carol says:

    I wouldn’t put anything past those nazicrats. They’re No Good!!!!!!!

  8. Carol says:

    You hit the nail dead on the head, Rowdy. And, thank you for your service.

  9. Steelie says:

    DIG ! Judicial Watch. DIG & Expose, Furthermore,
    Shutdown iLLegal $$$ . Pelosi – Where Are You ???

  10. rebecca flippo says:

    Carole, & all the others that are getting thier news from the crooked media. They are not getting the truth, about what is going on. There are crooks on both sides of the aisle, so there are lots of bad people we need to vote out in 2020. To those among us, that have lost faith, in the people that represent us in DC, don’t worry. God is in control, he has a plan, everything we are waiting for will happen, but in his time not ours. Please don’t give up, have the faith of a mustard seed, pray, & keep on praying. God has never given up on us, so please don’t let us give up on him. Pray for our President, pray for America, & pray for all those that need our prayers. Pray that the evil among us will be destroyed by thier own evil. God Bless America

    • kathy says:

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

      • 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.

  11. Sandy Davis says:

    Send this bag of hot air to jail! He certainly doesn’t need a voice in how our country is run.

  12. Carl says:

    Beto couldn’t be a contender for dog catcher.

    • Hillary lost, get over it says:

      When are we the people going to learn, that these people seeking election, or already elected, are fleecing us blind? What’s it going to take to take the country back from these traitors, and make and enforce new laws, that don’t allow them to write laws for us, and they don’t have to obey. I mean, look at the healthcare system these crooks cooked up for us, that they say is so great, but they aren’t on it themselves. Why the he ll not? Why? Why are we allowing them to allow millions of criminals in, give them free everything, and we gotta pay for it. Again. Why? What is wrong with us? We can’t be bothered to take care of our own country. Its pretty sad.

  13. Tom says:

    Law applies to humans. So Beto’s off the hook.

  14. Anthony Arico says:

    Trump is going win in 2020. He a rat just like He party that he represents. He going to lose he couldn’t beat ted Cruz. Beto is joke

  15. RexAlan says:

    The quickest way to go from a pauper to a king is run for office. All you need to do is announce your candidacy and steal from the campaign contributions. Why do you think all these crooks run for office? You really think they want to work for the people that vote for them or, really care about this country? They could care less. Power and money. That’s what it’s all about for politicians!

  16. As I reported in a previous article post about ROBBER (sic) O’Rourke, this guy WAS (and, very likely STILL IS) A HACKER! As someone who lost EVERYTHING to HACKING, IDENTITY-THEFT and REAL ESTATE FRAUD, I’d love to PERSONALLY get my hands on this CRIMINAL BASTARD and get some “PAY-BACK” for what the OTHERS THAT I COULDN’T CATCH did to me… He still shows his criminal-bent by using an ALIAS to deny his IRISH HERITAGE, in order to TRY-TO “endear” himself to ILLEGAL ALIEN HISPANICS, which, of course, would be his PRIMARY “VOTING BASE” – YET-STILL ANOTHER, CRIMINAL ILLEGALITY! Now, add this illegally-used “campaign” money to the list… There’s NO-WAY-IN-HELL THAT – IF I HAD ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT – THAT I’D LET HIM, OR HIS “ACCESSORY” WIFE ANYWHERE NEAR A “WEB DEVELOPMENT COMPANY”, OR ANYTHING AT ALL THAT ALLOWS THIS LYING, CRIMINAL P.O.S. TO ACCESS ANY/ALL COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNET, SO THAT HE CAN HURT OR DESTROY THE LIVES OF EVEN MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN HE – VERY, VERY LIKELY – ORIGINAL DID IN THE PAST! — “EXCELSIOR!!”, W.F.B.

  17. Pat says:

    Prove it, Carole. We notice that you give no verifiable examples.

  18. Mark Hopkins says:

    Well, the $hit is going to hit the fan, and I don’t think President Trump can stop it. The true Americans are getting well and truely fed up with the demonRATS and their despicable “laws” and stupid rulings. Civil war is coming soon. We conservatives may be a little slow to start with, but I guarantee we’ll put it to them in the end.

  19. Carole says:

    Just Dem’s? We have the scum of the earth as President right now and all his “friends” & family. All proven liars and con men. Please!!

  20. Murphy says:

    baytoe is an Irishman and nothing but a film glam man! Everything about him is fake!!!

  21. Warren Massey says:

    I am a Registered Democrat and I hang my head in Shame. There is not one Democrat I would vote for Dog Catcher anymore. Warren C Massey

    • Carol says:

      Sounds like you’re ready to change sides, Warren. The dumocrats are commies. Trump is helping our country. The dumocrats want to tear it down. Come join our side.

    • kathy says:

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

  22. Art Crosby says:

    BO is Another Hoax!What KIND of Nuthouse do we live in where This EmbarrASSment is a “Real” Presidential candidate!?? Well,ALL of the dem.candidates,Harris talking about smoking weed and listening to rap music,THATS What Qualifies you to be potus in 2019.And she Lied about THAT!The STUPID”So called”music she said she listened to,Didnt even EXIST yet! 😉 Cant make this stuff up.I Love how in interviews i see on FOX,People are soo kind to say,”The American people are smart”Ummm,NOO,More then Half are Dumber then a box of Rocks!Dont Believe me??Just Listen to the left!?? 🙂 Semper Fi,Art

    • Bill E. Bob says:

      #METOO Qamala Harris wants to bribe, er, give EVERY school teacher in America $13,500.00 if elected. Talk about rewarding someone for completely failing!!…”The World Economic Forum ranks us 48th in math and science education. On international math tests, the United States is near the bottom of industrialized countries (the 34 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), and we’re in the middle in science and reading. Similarly, although we used to have one of the top percentages of high-school and college graduates among the OECD countries, we’re now in the basement for high-school and the middle for college graduates. And these figures don’t take into account the leaps in educational attainment in China, Singapore, and many developing countries.”

  23. Hey Little Betty, you’ve began your corruption already, it doesn’t take too long for you Operatives of the Democrat-Communist-KKK-Islamic-Nazi Terrorist Organization.
    That being said, we currently have too many Criminals in Congress, we don’t need one more.

  24. Breaker 19 says:

    He’s trying to prove to the Democrats that he is crooked, corrupt and would make a perfect Democrat Presidential Candidate. All the qualifications to lead the Democrat party.

  25. Patriot says:

    Not only did he do that, using campaign funds, he purchased clothing, food and vehicles for the caravan. Highly illegal. Where are the indictments?

  26. Bud Savoie says:

    A Republican would be out of the running, but with the crimes of so many Dems known while the party never flags in its support, I’d say that Beto can laugh this off.

  27. Kara says:

    I don’t think at the rate of offences she is piling up, nothing would be penalty enough except for her to resign from politics and pay back all the money she and her campaign chairman have illegally taken and she should forfeit all future chances she may of have to be in politics. I also think some jail time should be given. She did and continued to do all the things that have been found on her. She is a liar and dishonest as bad a they come.

  28. Me says:

    liar with the face of a mule….only an idiot would vote for this mule.

  29. Susan says:

    Is there ANY Democrat Politician that isn’t Corrupt!? Can anyone name just one!? Seriously I would like to know!!

  30. Carol says:

    Dems are a bunch of crooks. Bozo O’Dork looks like a flapping looney bird when he gets going at his rallies and everytime Aleandria Ocasio Cortx opens her mouth I ezxpect to hear EEE or!! EEE or!!

  31. Truckman says:

    why would anybody think that beto could beat Trump in 2020 they must crazier than that idiot that keeps her foot in her mouth osker something or the muslim from MInn.

  32. Warren Abraham says:

    why is it Democrats think they are above the law. throw the book at him

    • Joni says:

      I agree!!!!!

    • Carole says:

      Just Dem’s? We have the scum of tje earth as President right now and all his “friends” & family. All proven liars and con men. Please!!

      • Rowdy says:

        Just get Carole, you have just proven my point on how much the Left Wing Nut Democrap supporters are really brain washed . I would presume that you would prefer leaving under the control of a Democrap Dictatorship, and become one of their slaves while they use all the money to play kings and queens over the population of America. Since you want to live under a dictatorship, do all of the freedom loving people of this country and move to South America where Dictator ship is in full swing, and do not come back. We do not want any of your brain washed stupidity screwing up our constitution and our freedoms. Please take all of your like minded people with you when you leave. I went to war for our freedoms and our constitution, and I am sure not going to set ideal while Left Wing Nut brain dead people like you try to steal those freedoms from us. Time to vote out every last Left Wing Nut Democrap from office to protect our constitution and our freedoms.

      • Carol says:

        You need to just shut your mouth and get out of this conversation, Carole.

  33. libra l says:

    These demomarxists do not mind that the real estate and school taxes in Texas and other states are looking at skyrocketing tax bills to pay for anchor babies , head start from birth to age 6 yrs and all of the children flooding across the southern border. Tx. is second in the nation as to the obscene number of illegal aliens and their families illegally coming here. They disrupt the education of American children and it costs double for the illegal alien children who do not speak English and some have never been to school so they must also be socialized. The demomarxists want to tear down the walls we do have to further flood this nation with illegals. Beto is number 1 in stating this but I will bet his kids are in private school or home schooled. Even homesteaded homes are seeing higher taxes every year and illegal alien s are the root cause of these increases. The cost of the new schools that are built and the teachers who could be paid more except for this huge cost to educate these alien children is becoming a true burden on the retired , fixed income folks.

    • Sandra says:

      Couldn’t be more accurate but when will people on the other side get off their pitty potty party and actually get things done that will do something for OUR COUNTRY.

    • Raymond Michael Borland says:

      Demomarxists will destroy the USA to gain power. That is what open borders means for them. If 25 million more illegal aliens enter the USA and are allowed to vote, they will probably vote DemoMarxist since 75% of illegal aliens live on government welfare from free health care, free education, Food Stamps, rent subsidies, heating oil subsidies, and, if AOC and Bernie Sanders get their way, free college education. Of course “free” means paid for by all of us who work our behinds off and pay exorbitant taxes.

  34. Oh come on now, he’s a Democrat, dies anyone expect them to follow those pesky laws? Is he really as dumb as he thinks we are?

  35. Dont seem like the law pertains to the demsThey do all sorts of crooked things and get by……….
    Just look at the last two years they should be embarresed how they broke the law……
    Dont put them past anything to stay in power

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