Dem Rep’s Wild Spending Spree

( – This Democratic Congressman from California seems to have a taste for the high life, despite being deep in debt.

Records from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show Eric Swalwell’s campaign dished out over $100,000 on luxury treats like yacht services, fancy hotels, top-notch restaurants, sports events, and flights in the last quarter of 2023. Meanwhile Swalwell himself is struggling with $30,002 to $100,000 in credit card debt and owes over $50,000 in student loans.

Swalwell earns a yearly salary of $174,000 from his role in Congress and makes an additional amount close to $30,000 from consulting on the side. Yet his campaign’s spending habits paint a picture of lavishness. Nearly $90,000 went to travel costs with FEC records pointing out three payments to the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai totaling about $1,700. This hotel is known for its luxury offering meals by Michelin-starred chefs, a private beach, and high-end suites.

The spending spree didn’t stop at Dubai. Swalwell’s campaign also paid for stays at the Times Square Edition, Austin Proper Hotel, and 1 Hotel San Francisco, all branding themselves as luxury accommodations.

For air travel the campaign’s expenses reached $47,000. And when it comes to dining, the campaign wasn’t shy, spending close to $3,000 at upscale eateries like Charlie Palmer’s, El Presidente, Four Seasons Bourbon Steakhouse, and Joe’s Seafood in Washington, D.C., in just three months.

Sporting events also made the list with Swalwell’s campaign purchasing $1,560 worth of tickets for a Philadelphia Eagles game and spending $5,364 with Fan Experiences LLC known for arranging stays for big events like the Super Bowl.

Swalwell a critic of Donald Trump and advocate for gun control was once a target in a Chinese espionage case. Despite the lavish campaign spending coming to light Swalwell’s team hasn’t responded to requests for comments.