Family Affair: Rand Paul
Sen. Paul hasn’t turned congressional service into quite the cash cow his father did, but his record so far indicates Paul, Inc. is safe in the hands of the son.
During the 2012 election cycle, Sen. Paul’s leadership PAC paid a firm where his wife worked as a consultant more than half a million dollars. In the 2010 cycle, prior to her employment, Sen. Paul’s campaign committee paid the company $4.3 million. Sen. Paul’s campaign also paid Jesse Benton, his niece’s husband, more than $170,000 for consulting and appears to have used leadership PAC funds to pay for a January 2013 trip to Israel.
- First-term senator from Kentucky, ranks 79th in seniority in the Senate
- Used leadership PAC funds to pay for a January 2013 family trip to Israel
- Paid more than $529,000 to Strategy Group for Media, which employed his wife as a political consultant from 2011 to 2013
- Paid $4,600 from his campaign committee to the congressional campaign of his father, former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), and $2,500 to his father’s presidential campaign
- Paid Jesse Benton, his niece’s husband, more than $170,000 for consulting
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