spent $17,352.30 for booze and meals during the final three months of 2015, including four stops at the popular Schneider's of Capitol Hill liquor store, which advertises its "fine wine and spirits."
The most recent campaign disclosure report, filed January 29 with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows that the fiscally conservative Long received $132,566.44 in contributions, but spent $192,440.30.
The expenditures included at least 122 meals over a 122-day period and four purchases from Schneider's- $370.42 on December 7, $33.47 on December 9, $133.52 on October 28, and $97.93 on November 1.
Long's campaign contributors also paid for a $390.90 meal at the St. Louis Club, $263 at We, the Pizza, $878.63 at the Capitol Hill Club, $1,878.88 at Flare in Springfield, $748.66 at the Capitol Hill Club, $366.35 at We, the Pizza, $233.45 at Prime Rib, and $4,680.28 at the Searsucker at Caesar's Palace at Long's home away from home Las Vegas.
Long also spent $5,000 to rent a facility in Aspen, Colorado, for an event, which is not specified on the FEC forms, and had a hotel stay and meals in San Diego during the last quarter. That amount is not included in the $17,000/
Also listed on the expenses were more than $12,000 in credit card bills, which were not broken down to indicate what the money was used for.