Thursday, October 16, 2014
Billy Long campaign spends nearly $100,000 for meals
While some of the money during the past three months has been for catering at what are labeled as campaign events, including $5,573.50 at the Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield August 13 and $1,597.75 to Simplicity Catering in Falls Church, Virginia on July 21, most of it appears to be for regular meals, including several occasions where the campaign was billed for multiple meals on the same day.
On July 18, the Long campaign recorded two meals at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D. C., the first for $438.52 and the second for $559.72, for a total of $998.24.
On August 4, Long had a meal at the Prime Rib in Washington for $260.50 and another in Farmington, Pennsylvania, for $201.88.
On August 27, the Long campaign reported two meals at the Capitol Hill Club, one for $116.12 and the other for $215.10, and a third meal at Nicolas Ristarante in Springfield for $1,062.41, for a total of $1,393.63.
Long's total amount for the past three months, according to his disclosure report filed Wednesday, was $20,794.04.