Eric Swalwell’s marketing campaign dropped almost $60K on journey in six weeks, together with lodges in Miami and Paris

California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell’s marketing campaign dropped almost $60,000 on journey bills in simply six weeks, together with at a Miami Seashore scorching spot and resort in Paris, France, marketing campaign finance information present.

The Swalwell marketing campaign’s alternative of posh lodges carry nightly worth tags between $400 and $3,700, and the committee additionally dished out important quantities on airfare.

In accordance with U.S. Census Bureau knowledge, the $57,094 in journey bills the marketing campaign chalked up between April 1 and Could 18 was solely $10,000 lower than the median American family wage in 2020.


Rep. Eric Swalwell delivers remarks throughout a Home Judiciary Committee markup on Capitol Hill on June 17, 2020. Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Pictures

Swalwell’s marketing campaign, which consists of two paid staffers, dropped 1000’s at luxurious lodges in prime trip spots, together with $4,708 at Loews Miami Seashore, the place rooms value prospects between $400 for metropolis room views and $3,700 for the presidential suite, its web site exhibits.

The marketing campaign additionally doled out $1,752 on the five-star Lodge La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, the place nightly rooms run from round $1,000 and $1,200 per night time.

“The Maison Champs-Elysées within the coronary heart of Paris’ ‘Golden Triangle’ is a sublime marriage of latest strains and unobtrusive luxurious, this very particular non-conformist resort teases our expectations, with theatrical components, a refined, relaxed ambiance, and attentive workers,” the Paris resort’s web site reads.

Outdoors of the swanky lodges which might be nowhere close to his district, the best expenditure got here from United Airways, the place Swalwell’s marketing campaign dropped $13,312 on flights. His committee additionally spent $7,815 on American Airways flights and almost $1,300 on Alaska Airways tickets.

The Cadillac congressman additionally appeared to proceed his luxurious limo kick, spending almost $6,000 on such providers, based on the disclosures. Swalwell’s marketing campaign additionally spent $1,452 on Lyft rides and $1,055 on Uber rides.

Rep. Eric Swalwell listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, June 24, 2020. <span class="copyright">Anna Moneymaker/Pool via Reuters</span>

Rep. Eric Swalwell listens throughout a Home Judiciary Committee listening to in Washington, June 24, 2020. Anna Moneymaker/Pool through Reuters

Swalwell’s committee, in the meantime, spent extra on journey in six weeks than he did on each “communications consulting” and “fundraising providers” mixed, the filings present.

The brand new expenditures comply with a lavish spending sample from the California Democrat. Final yr, Swalwell’s marketing campaign dropped tens of 1000’s of {dollars} on booze and limousine providers, and he additionally spent over $20,000 on the luxurious resort the place his spouse used to work.

The tens of 1000’s of marketing campaign {dollars} embrace limo providers, luxurious lodges, high-end eating places and alcohol supply providers over the second quarter, based on FEC information reviewed by Fox Information.

Greater than $20,000 of the marketing campaign funds went to luxurious lodges, together with the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, the place Swalwell’s spouse was the director of gross sales till 2019, based on her LinkedIn profile.

Swalwell’s marketing campaign didn’t reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.

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