The Corner

Dem Campaign Committee Pays Senators’ Expenses

A Wisconsin Democrat tells the Associated Press his party’s campaign committee is funding the fleeing fourteen’s sojourn in Illinois:

Four Democrats who were reached by The Associated Press said none of their daily expenses would be charged to taxpayers, and none will accept any per diem funds. [State Senator Chris] Larson did say his hotel room Monday was paid for by the State Senate Democratic Campaign. He said the group might pay for more nights depending on how long he stays.

Others have donated food, he said, but he declined to name them.

“Let’s just say the senators have friends over here who’ve been more than generous in sharing with us,” Larson said.

Sen. Tim Cullen said he already planned to donate some of his pay to a food pantry in Janesville.

(H/t: Stephen F. Hayes)

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