Connie Mack Charged $470 in Brooks Brothers Clothes to His Campaign

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It's not exactly on the level of Sarah Palin's 2008 clothing controversy, but in the spirit of harping on equal opportunity wardrobe scandals maybe we should point out that senate candidate Connie Mack charged about $470 in clothes from Brooks Brothers to his campaign. The Buzz points out that would be in violation of FEC regulations, but the Mack campaign says it was an oversight that its fixing.

Mack's campaign made two identical charges of $234 to a Brooks Brothers store in Jacksonville on April 12 and May 16, according to The Buzz. With the exception of things like campaign t-shirts and hats and such, the FEC forbids candidates from spending campaign dough on personal clothing. Charging about $470 for some fancy Brooks Brothers violates those laws.

Mack's campaign says it was an oversight made a by an unaware staffer who was too lazy to go to the dry cleaner.

"The Brooks Brothers charges were mistaken, inappropriate charges made by travel staff," Mack spokesman David James told the Buzz. "All charges have been reversed in the form of a reimbursement by staff which will show up in the next report."

"Nothing more here than a staffer taking a liberty instead of finding a dry cleaner," he added. "Aren't you going to ask about taxes, ObamaCare or job creation?"

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Learn how to do your job
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Here's a novel idea! Look up election laws when you insinuate a politician has broken them. You are a joke of a journalist. Politicians are allowed to purchase business clothing.

Yousuck
Yousuck

Gadzooks!! A whole four hundred and seventy!! Better call the federal reserve!!

Caeser_Palache
Caeser_Palache

 Exactly, great point:  Look who is occupying the House, now. 

Vic
Vic

 We hope that's the Regatta back to Cuba Marco where, with your scumbag credentials as a lying, cheating, thieving Republican trained politician. you can become President!

Saving FL Future
Saving FL Future

Mack: "Oh i love this double breasted yacht club dinner jacket." Rubio: "Just put it on your campaign credit card, everyone does it. You will be a smash at the Sunday regatta"

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