Yesterday I put up a post titled, Tossing Your Money Down the Christine O’Donnell Money Pit that said this:
Out of the $55,930 dollars that Christine O’Donnell spent on her campaign in that 3 month period, $7,158 of that went to pay her phone bill, her electric bill, her cable bill and the rent on the townhouse in Greenville Place that doubles as her campaign headquarters. The cable bills were $158, $87.90, $135, and $96.21, indicating charges beyond just a simple internet connection, a little Current TV maybe?
A new commenter had this to say about it:
Apparently, Wanda, you don’t check your facts very well. If you did, you’d know that Christine does not live at the townhouse that you speak of. She does not disclose her place of residence because during her last campaign, her house was broken into and ransacked by an “unknown” perpetrator. As a woman, you should understand not wanting to jeopardize your safety. Besides being a Castle-paid blogger, what’s your real problem with Christine? Oh, and David Hust, yes he’s from Texas and yes he gets paid by the campaign because he is an EMPLOYEE. Check your facts and lose the personal vendetta.
And this is my response to them:
I always check my facts. In fact, let me show you how well I checked. This is Christine O’Donnell’s voter registration card, click it to enlarge:
It lists O’Donnell’s address as “Greenville Place 1242 Presidential Drive, Wilmington, DE 19807.” In a March 2010 interview Christine O’Donnell states that she lives there, and it doubles as her campaign headquarters:
She shares her new residence, a three-bedroom, two-bath town home in Greenville Place, with David Hust, a campaign staffer who is originally from Houston, Texas. Hust promotes himself on his Web site as a Christian rock music singer.
Greenville Place lists the prices of a town house rental between $1,645 and $2,020 a month, depending on the number of bedrooms and square feet.
O’Donnell said she pays half of her rent with campaign donations because she also uses the town home as her Senate campaign headquarters.
“I’m splitting it, legally splitting it and paying part of it,” she said. “This is our technical headquarters.”
O’Donnell said she has separate, private quarters and that staffers, like Hust, live in the other portion of the home.
“I am renting from the campaign,” she said. “I’m an unconventional candidate because I believe that we have to make sacrifices.”
Those are Christine O’Donnell’s words, not mine. As of June 2010 she is still registered to vote at that address.
Here is a page from Christine O’Donnell’s most recent FEC report, it shows a disbursement of $1,410 to “Greenville Place” on 4/1/2010 for “campaign office”:
There are 2 other payments of $1410 to the same address paid on 5/3/10 and 6/3/10.
Here is another page of Christine O’Donnell’s most recent FEC report. It shows payments to David Hust for “Tech & IT Services.” Hust is a campaign employee and paid, which was my point. His address is listed at 1242 Presidential Dr. Wilmington, DE 19807, the exact same address that appears on Christine O’Donnell’s voter registration card:
This is also from her most recent report, it shows “Debt and Obligations” to David Keegan in the amount of $528:
So as I stated, Christine O’Donnell paid David Hust, who lives at the same address as O’Donnell, which doubles as O’Donnell’s campaign headquarters, but she still has not paid David Keegan, the 2008 campaign worker who was physically removed from her March 2010 campaign announcement.
So today, kids, we learned that the information in the post titled, Tossing Your Money Down the Christine O’Donnell Money Pit was based on facts.
Is it legal for Christine O’Donnell to pay her living expenses with donations to her US Senate campaign? I don’t know. I never addressed the legality of her actions.
But if you, the reader, think that it may be illegal for Christine O’Donnell to pay for her living expenses with campaign donations, and you feel the need to report Christine O’Donnell to the FEC for using the money donated to her US Senate campaign for her living expenses, you can report her to the FEC by clicking on THIS LINK.