Saturday, April 22, 2017
Billy Long- No town hall meetings in seven years, four trips to Vegas in three months
Long's quarterly campaign disclosure report, filed April 15 with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) shows the congressman reporting $660.42 in lodging at Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino January 11, $427.98 for a meal at the Four Queens Hotel and Casino February 6, $189.34 for lodging at the Wynn Las Vegas March 6, and two separate transactions, $1,325.42 for lodging at Wynn Las Vegas on March 28 and $901.98 for lodging at Wynn Las Vegas March 29.
Long's $117,265.72 in expenditures for the first quarter included 57 meals totaling $17,316.07.
Long received $151,366 in contributions, including $7,000 from lobbyists and $20,000 from insurance, medical, and pharmaceutical PACs.
Sen. Roy Blunt's Rely on Your Beliefs leadership PAC gave Long $10,000, while Koch Industries provided $1,000 and Hunton & Williams, a lobbying firm that represents Koch Industries, provided him with another $2,000.
Other special interest PACs contributing to Long include the following:
-Express Scripts $2,500
-Sunovian Pharamaceuticals $5,000
-Professional Insurance Agents $1,000
-Bayer Corporation $1,500
-Exxon Mobil $4,000
-21st Century Fox $2,500