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Lone Star Project Report

Documents Reveal Questionable Expenditures by Henry Cuellar's State “Officeholder” Account

Thousands in State Qualified "Officeholder" Funds Spent on Airplane and Fundraising Staff Later used in Federal Campaign

Official documents filed with the Texas Ethics Commission show that in 2001, Henry Cuellar spent over $18,000 in State qualified "officeholder" funds to upgrade and maintain his corporation's airplane and to pay for fundraising staff that worked on his 2002 federal campaign for Congress. Nearly $7,500 was spent after Cuellar had announced his resignation as Secretary of State. Henry Cuellar's congressional campaign appears to have benefited from these expenses made by his state "officeholders" account.

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