Matt Gaetz Has Spent $85,626 Of Campaign Contributions on Legal Fees Since Last July

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has been a prolific fundraiser, bringing in over $1.8 million in campaign contributions in the first quarter of 2021 and ending the reporting period with over $2 million cash in hand. That’s good news for the embattled congressman, because he’s also racked up nearly $90,000 in legal bills since last summer — and questions are being raised about whether those were proper expenditures.

Gaetz has spent $85,626 from his campaign account on legal fees since July 2020, as first reported by NBCLX reporter Noah Pransky. The campaign finance reports do not disclose the purpose of the legal fees, but the main law firm listed,
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