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
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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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