Eric Swalwell’s campaign knocked nearly $60,000 off travel in six weeks, including hotels in Miami and Paris
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California Democratic Representative by Eric Swalwell The campaign knocked off nearly $60,000 in travel costs in just six weeks, including to a Miami Beach hotspot and hotel in Paris, France, campaign fundraising records show.
The Swalwell campaign’s choice of posh hotels carry nightly price tags between $400 and $3,700, and the committee has also doled out hefty sums on airfares.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the $57,094 in travel expenses the campaign accrued between April 1 and May 18 was just $10,000 less than the median U.S. household wage in 2020.
SWALWELL SPENT THOUSANDS OF CAMPAIGN DOLLARS ON ALCOHOL AND LIMO SERVICES, $20,000 AT THE HOTEL WHERE HIS WIFE WORKED
Swalwell’s campaign, which consists of two paid staff, has knocked thousands off luxury hotels in prime vacation spots, including $4,708 at Loews Miami Beach, where rooms cost guests between $400 for the city view and $3,700 for the presidential suite, according to its website.
The campaign also distributed $1,752 to the five-star La Maison Champs-Elysees hotel in Paris, France, where overnight rooms cost between $1,000 and $1,200 per night.
“La Maison Champs-Elysées in the heart of Paris’ “Golden Triangle” is an elegant marriage of contemporary lines and understated luxury, this very special nonconformist hotel teases our expectations, with theatrical elements, a subtle and relaxed atmosphere, and personal attention”, we read on the website of the Parisian hotel.
Outside of swanky hotels that are far from his neighborhood, the highest spending came from United Airlines, where Swalwell’s campaign dropped $13,312 on flights. His committee also spent $7,815 on American Airlines flights and nearly $1,300 on Alaska Airlines tickets.
The Cadillac congressman also appeared to continue his luxury limo kick, spending nearly $6,000 on such services, according to the revelations. Swalwell’s campaign also spent $1,452 on Lyft rides and $1,055 on Uber rides.
Swalwell’s committee, meanwhile, spent more on travel in six weeks than it did on “communications advice” and “fundraising services” combined, according to the filings.
The new spending follows a lavish spending pattern by the California Democrat. Swalwell’s campaign dropped tens of thousands of dollars on liquor and limo services last year, and he also spent more than $20,000 on the luxury hotel where his wife worked.
The tens of thousands of campaign dollars include limo services, luxury hotels, high-end restaurants and liquor delivery services in the second quarter, according to FEC records reviewed by Fox News.
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More than $20,000 of campaign funds went to luxury hotels, including the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, where Swalwell’s wife was sales manager until 2019, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Swalwell’s campaign did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.