Monday, October 24, 2016
Billy Long report: $12,000+ in meals in Vegas, Cleveland, Chicago, elsewhere
Long had meals and expenses paid for during two trips to Las Vegas and for his days at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland.
Some of the contributions went for the more conventional reasons usually covered in campaign finance reports.
The Long campaign paid $214,473 to Strategic Media Services and $73,892 to Rising Tide Media Group for advertising and $29,733 to Axiom Strategies for direct mailing.
Some of the more memorable expenses:
-$1,328.04 to Hill Country Barbecue Market, Washington, D. C.
-$355.59 to Prime Rib, Washington, D. C.
-$730.40 to Hill Country Barbecue Market
-$181.70 for Capitol Hill Club meal
-$746.03 to Hotels.com, Dallas, Texas
-$410.74 to Allegiant Air, Las Vegas, September 13
-$122.01 to Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Connecticut September 20
-$281.04 to Atls Car Service, Los Angeles September 26
-$139.92 to Allegiant Air Las Vegas September 27
-$7.486 to Omni Limousine, Las Vegas September 30
-$217.10 to Caesar's Raos Restaurant, Las Vegas September 27
-$1,042.83 to Cut Las Vegas for meal, September 27
-$13.77 to Di Fara's Pizza, Las Vegas September 27
-$5,774 to Wynn Las Vegas Hotel for lodging September 29
-$23.76 to Zoozacrackers, Las Vegas, for meal, September 29
-$17.16 to Flat Breadz, Las Vegas, meal, September 29
-$163.78 to Bold Food and Drink, Cleveland, Ohio for meal July 20
-$732.74 to Red the Steakhouse, Cleveland, for meal, July 21
-$389.94 to Morton's Steakhouse, Cleveland, for meal, July 22
-$51.46 to O'Hare Bar and Grill, Chicago, for meal July 25
-$2,488.21 to Wyndham Hotel, Cleveland, for lodging July 25
-$1,185.29 to Flame, Springfield, for meal August 8
Long raised $276,593.84 during the past three months and spent $434,679.51, leaving him with $452,372.67.