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Jesse Jackson Jr. Files FEC Spending Disclosure

The Federal Election Commission has posted a detailed breakdown of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign finances for the 2011-2012 election year.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. recently filed his campaign finance disclosure for the 2011-2012 election year with the Federal Election Commission, detailing the sources of his campaign contributions as well as how his campaign has spent those funds. His campaign received contributions totaling $983,096 from 811 individual donations. His campaign's spending added up to $1,035,153, and he had $113,055 left in his war chest when all was said and done.

Some of the highlights of his spending include:

  • $276,824 paid to American Express for unspecified "transaction fees"
  • $185,548 in payments labeled "campaign advertising" to several different companies
  • $115,000 to J. Donatella & Associates, the political consulting firm owned by Jackson's wife, Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, in payments labeled "salary" or "campaign management"
  • A total of $44,684 on airline costs for himself and his staff, including $3,316 to American Airlines, $3,957 to Southwest Airlines, $36,073 to United Airlines and $1,338 to US Airways.
Jeff Burdick October 24, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I love this line from this funny humor posting about Jesse Junior: "We’ve concluded the healthiest way for Junior to represent his constituents is to continue to remain as far away from politics as possible." To read the full story: http://www.chicagonow.com/fluffington-post/2012/10/jesse-jackson-jr-relapses/
Juvenal October 24, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Well this explains how a guy with a salary under $200k can maintain two homes, one a $2 million DC mansion: use your campaign fund like a piggy bank. Pay all your travel and personal expenses (love to see those AmEx bills....) and give your wife a six figure salary. How can you justify a "campaign consultant" when you don't campaign? You can assume the IRS is also crawling up his arse on all this. it looks like the cash is running low, but fortunately his daddy is the greatest hold-up artist in the land today ("Your executives better donate to my son or we'll have Operation Push protesting some trumped-up discrimination charge against your company tomorrow") Disgusting....
Anita October 24, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Where is he flying to that he can deduct? He is doing NO campaigning. THROW THE GUY OUT OF OFFICE... SO HE CAN RECOVER!
Secrets Guru October 24, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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BUTCH October 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM
is that the religion of the magic underwear whose partners murdered millions of first born baby girls moron!
BUTCH October 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Cayman islands Antigua maybe Hong KONG and MACAU visiting TWIT'S concentration camps
Jack Kenney November 12, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Hey Friend. What planet do you hail from? You must be closer to the sun. The heat is affecting your thinking.

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