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. kathy says:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Carol says:

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

  5. Carol says:

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

  6. Carol says:

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

  7. Carol says:

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

  8. Carol says:

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

  9. Carol says:

    They’re all corrupt, Susan

  10. Carol says:

    They’re all corrupt, Susan

  11. 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.

  12. Carol says:

    No, you’re scum, Carole

  13. Carol says:

    Amen to that, Rebecca

  14. Steelie says:

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

  15. 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

  16. Sandy Davis says:

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

  17. Hillary lost, get over it says:

    It can’t keep its remarks to itself. It’s a friggin liberal pos. They love to murder babies even after they breath. Sickening individuals. If it feels good, do it, is the motto of the left.

  18. Hillary lost, get over it says:

    Bingo!

  19. 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.

  20. Carl says:

    Beto couldn’t be a contender for dog catcher.

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