Running a successful congressional campaign is an expensive endeavor, totaling more than $1.6 million on average in recent years. In comparison, a few thousand dollars toward a Capitol Hill bid seems like a drop in the bucket.
But not if that money is leftover from old runs for different political offices.
Four Georgia GOP congressmen who previously served in the legislature are facing new questions about the legality of relatively small contributions they made to their federal campaigns from money originally raised for state House and Senate races.
U.S. Reps. Buddy Carter, Tom Graves, Barry Loudermilk and Austin Scott all listed such contributions in recent filings, according to our analysis.
Read more here about the questions being raised and the lawmakers’ responses.