Reid Paid $7K From Campaign Funds to Former Staffer for Portrait

Newsmax | 1/9/2017 | Staff
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Former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid used funds from his campaign to pay a former staffer $7,000 for painting his official portrait in the Capitol Building, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

Gavin Glakas received a check for $7,000 from Friends for Harry Reid for a "portrait," according to documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission. Glakas previously painted a portrait of Reid's wife Landra, which hung in his office. Neither Reid nor Glakas responded to the Beacon's requests for comments.

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When Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., paid $64,500 for a custom-framed portrait using money from his leadership PAC in 2007, the FEC ruled that his use of campaign funds was acceptable.

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