Trump Cites Georgia To Raise Cash For Slush Fund, But Has Spent Nothing On Those Races - 2020-12-17
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has invoked the Georgia Senate runoffs dozens of times over the past month while raising money for his $100 million-plus "leadership" political committee — but has not reported spending a dime on those races.
"It would suggest that the PAC is blatantly lying to its supporters to raise money that President Trump could use for his own personal benefit," said Robert Maguire, a campaign finance expert with the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. "We've seen lots of scam PACs over the years, but never one tied so closely to a president."
A HuffPost analysis of all "independent expenditures" reported to the Federal Election Commission through Thursday for the Jan. 5 election found that 114 different groups have spent $172.6 million in the two races that will determine control of the Senate for the next two years.