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Puttin’ on the Ritz; Wendy Davis Used Campaign Funds to Pay for Luxury Apartments, Records Show
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Ellison barber

Posted on 02/04/2014 7:30:23 AM PST by kristinn

Embattled Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has spent more than $131,000 in campaign funds to pay for luxury apartments in Austin, Texas, since her election to the Texas State Senate in 2008, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

While such use of campaign funds is legal in Texas, the amounts involved and properties rented may undermine Davis’s campaign persona of a working class single mom, observers tell the Free Beacon.

Davis, whose permanent address is in Fort Worth, lists government accountability as a primary issue on her campaign website, which says she opposes elected officials who “have turned state agencies and programs into their own personal piggy bank, granting favors to their friends, rewarding donors, and furthering their own interests.”

First elected to the Texas State Senate in 2008, Davis has expensed upwards of $2,000 in monthly rent each legislative session.

Davis lived at the Monarch during the 81st session, from January 13, 2009, to June 1, 2009.

The residence is described as a “luxury community,” with “five-star resort amenities.” The total amount of rent and utilities paid to the Monarch during the session was $13,882.07.

Additionally, a maid service fee appears on Davis’ 2009 semi-annual report. The company, “Maid at your service,” received $240 for “cleaning services.”

Davis continued expensing rent and utilities at the Monarch between August and December of 2009 and in February and May of 2010, though the legislature was

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: wendydavis

1 posted on 02/04/2014 7:30:24 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Wendy has a new sugar daddy….


2 posted on 02/04/2014 7:31:53 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: kristinn

May we arrest her?


3 posted on 02/04/2014 7:37:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn

Wow. A liberal hypocrite. What a shock.


4 posted on 02/04/2014 7:40:13 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: no-to-illegals

“..such use of campaign funds is legal in Texas.”

So, no. The rent seems rather cheap, anyway, to those living in expensive cities.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 7:41:06 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: kristinn

Well you didn’t think Nancy Pelosi lived at the Y, did you?


6 posted on 02/04/2014 7:41:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kristinn

Typical democrat..everyone owes them and they will collect../sarcasm


7 posted on 02/04/2014 7:43:18 AM PST by PLD
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To: proxy_user

oh well ... May we put her on a list?


8 posted on 02/04/2014 7:49:27 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: kristinn
That's gotta be a violation of state and/or Federal law.Of course she has nothing to fear from Attorney Corporal Holder but assuming that the Texas AG is a Republican she might wanna get a lawyer.
9 posted on 02/04/2014 7:50:59 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: kristinn

She’s making Chris Christie look good.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 7:51:39 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: kristinn

More sexism against Abortion Barbie. </sarcasm>


11 posted on 02/04/2014 8:15:04 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: kristinn

12 posted on 02/04/2014 8:28:23 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
puttin' on the RITZ?

13 posted on 02/04/2014 8:32:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Putin on a Ritz :-)


14 posted on 02/04/2014 8:34:39 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: kristinn

No such thing as a poor democrat hack they always exit with millions.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 8:36:28 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: kristinn
Davis, whose permanent address is in Fort Worth, lists government accountability as a primary issue on her campaign website, which says she opposes elected officials who “have turned state agencies and programs into their own personal piggy bank, granting favors to their friends, rewarding donors, and furthering their own interests.”

This hypocrisy only serves to strengthen her Democrat street cred.

16 posted on 02/04/2014 8:39:22 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
true..she it (Abortion Barbie) is a feminist Marxist.

17 posted on 02/04/2014 8:48:53 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: kristinn

The woman is a whore in ever sense of the word.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 9:03:08 AM PST by Organic Panic
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To: kristinn

They’re obviously sexist.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 9:03:50 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Organic Panic
The woman is a whore in ever sense of the word.

In other words, the perfect politician.

20 posted on 02/04/2014 9:04:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: kristinn

Guess the trailer park was full....


21 posted on 02/04/2014 9:06:01 AM PST by njslim (T)
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To: kristinn

We need less high maintenance politicos, not more..

Sorry, Wendy. Go find some other Uncle Sugar Daddy.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 9:15:03 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That’s gotta be a violation of state and/or Federal law.Of course she has nothing to fear from Attorney Corporal Holder but assuming that the Texas AG is a Republican she might wanna get a lawyer.

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It is not against the law in Texas and her Republican opponent in the governor’s race IS the Texas AG, Greg Abbott.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 9:48:05 AM PST by wayoverthehill
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To: kristinn

She could KILL someone and STILL be elected!! Laws are for Republicans!!


24 posted on 02/04/2014 9:49:25 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: kristinn

To those in Texas.....What are the poll numbers looking like and when is the election?


25 posted on 02/04/2014 10:42:38 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: kristinn

Ruh ro.


26 posted on 02/04/2014 10:49:04 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: kristinn

I’m really impressed at all the incoming shots that Wendy is taking, even a few from the MSM. She may need to relocate to California or the northeast for her next attempt.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 10:52:54 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
To those in Texas.....What are the poll numbers looking like and when is the election?

Last poll I saw had her trailing Greg Abbott by 7 points. Not to worry, that deficit will be as close as she gets.

28 posted on 02/04/2014 11:00:18 AM PST by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: Organic Panic

“The woman is a whore in ever sense of the word.”

Wrong, I have known a couple of whores that were actually nice people. Wendy is not nice.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 12:53:48 PM PST by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!!!!)
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To: cpdiii

You got me there. I stand corrected.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 11:18:32 PM PST by Organic Panic
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