FLORIDA 13 (D -- CRIST) | FL-13

Crist Put Wife on Campaign Payroll

He said she was integral to his fundraising.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 2, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Rep. Charlie Crist (D) put his wife, Car­ole, on his cam­paign payroll. Re­cent FEC fil­ings showed she “re­ceived two payroll pay­ments in Decem­ber totalling $6,500, and an­oth­er $417 pay­ment.”

“‘She’s a great wo­man, my best friend, smart, loy­al and driv­en and plays an in­teg­ral part in this cam­paign,’ said Rep. Crist, de­scrib­ing his wife as the ‘cam­paign dir­ect­or’ who also plays a big role in rais­ing money. … Anti-nepot­ism rules bar mem­bers of the U.S. House from hir­ing fam­ily mem­bers for of­fi­cial staff po­s­i­tions, noth­ing pre­vents them from from us­ing polit­ic­al com­mit­tees to hire re­l­at­ives.” (Tampa Bay Times)

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