Cori Bush Draws FEC Scrutiny Over Campaign Payments to Husband’s Firm

“Squad” member Cori Bush is raising eyebrows with her election campaign’s disbursement of campaign funds to her husband’s private security firm, drawing interest from the Federal Election Commission.

Democratic Representative Cori Bush from Missouri made revisions to the description of payments issued to her husband in the FEC filings for July.

In the FEC records, it is documented that Bush’s campaign disbursed a payment labeled as a “wage expense” to her husband, Cortney Merritts, on six separate occasions from April to June 2023. Additionally, the campaign also transferred $2,500 to Merritts categorized as “security services” on April 3, 2023. The filings for April reveal that the campaign compensated him five times for “security services” between January and March 2023.

“Federal law and FEC regulations strictly limit the use of federal campaign funds. Under 52 U.S.C. 30114 and FEC regulation 11 CFR 113.1 (g)(H), salary payments can be made to a member of a candidate’s family but only if the family member is providing bona fide services to the campaign at fair market value,” Heritage Foundation Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky told the Daily Caller.

“If these are not payments for actual services being provided, or if



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