“The campaign committee of former Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), who resigned last month after allegations of improper spending by his congressional office, secretive investment deals with donors and fraudulent mileage reimbursement claims, filed its first quarter FEC report today, and it’s a portrait of a shining career stopped short.
Stopped short by a gigantic legal bill.
In the months running up to a sudden string of revelations of improper financial activity that started in early March, Schock’s fundraising machine was running at top speed, as it had for much of his time in Congress. Schock may have been a lavish spender on just about everything, but he raised far more than he ever spent. Schock’s campaign started the quarter with $3.2 million in cash, and the early days of 2015 saw big checks roll in.”