A disclosure report filed last week with the Federal Election Commission shows Seventh District Congressman Billy Long used campaign cash to pay for several weeks of lodging at a swank Washington D. C. hotel.
According to the documents, Long paid $3,692.58 on Jan. 10 and $2,147.81 on Jan. 31 for lodging at the W Hotel, which describes itself in the following fashion on its website:
One of visitors' favorite amenities at the W is the luxurious W Living Room "where you can open your mind and feel alive while indulging in cocktail caucusing>'
"W puts the capital in Washington, D. C., where a policy of pleasure is always executed with legislative luxury."
Revel in the full-serve Bliss Spa and abide by the first 'ahh'mendment of ooh- do we spy a contented sigh."
And, of course, there is the Wine Bar which offers "a robust selection of eclectic and sophisticated wines from around the world.
There's even the J & G Steakhouse right on the premises.
The W Hotel was not the only luxury item campaign contributors paid for, according to the FEC report. As noted in the April 13 Turner Report, Long spent $1,333 for "initiation and dues" for the exclusive Capitol Hill Club: