FEC questions congressman over video game purchases

by Andrew Blake  |  published on April 7, 2016

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, was asked by federal investigators Monday to explain why $1,302 in campaign funding was used to pay for video games.

An analyst for the Federal Election Commission sent a letter to Mr. Hunter’s campaign office in El Cajon, California, this week concerning 68 separate purchases the lawmaker made last year to Steam Games, an online gaming portal.

The purchases were included on the congressman’s campaign finance disclosure for 2015 year-end with the notation “personal expense — to be paid back,” but the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Mr. Hunter has yet to follow through.

Bradley Matheson, a senior campaign finance and reviewing analyst for the FEC, wrote that the purchases appear “to possibly constitute personal use of campaign funds by the candidate.”

  • Francisco Machado

    Admittedly not an FEC issue, but I’m still curious about the unaccounted missing six billion from Hillary’s State Department… Didn’t get much press play.

  • delbert chaudoin

    What about oldbummer’s secret service use of PUBLIC funds to buy whores in South America? OOPS! Sorry! My bad. Those were Democrats that bought and then cheated the prostitutes. That makes it all right, then. Sorry.

  • CMSgt, USAF, Retired

    I love it. The FEC can investigate a $1302 expenditure that was disclosed, but the government can not investigate the unlawful use of a private email server by Billery. Do we possibly have our priorities misplaced?
    Our tax dollars at work!!

    • Ramon1710 .

      Republican caught spending $1302 in voluntary contributions, possibly unlawfully – major issue
      Democrat spending millions of non-voluntary taxpayer dollars on lavish vacations for him, his family, and entourage – nothing here to see, non-issue

    • JRW40113

      come on, this is the obozo adminsitration, they have it right, go after your political enemies while protecting your party.

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