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Trump’s Private Business Collects $25,000 Of Campaign Money From Alabama Congressman

By News Creatives Authors , in Billionaires , at January 1, 1970

The Senate campaign for Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) spent about $25,000 at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in the second quarter of 2021, according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission. 

Brooks’ campaign paid $19,000 to Mar-a-Lago in April and another $6,500 in June for facility rentals and catering. The two disbursements comprise all of the campaign’s spending on events over that three-month period. They appear to be the Brooks campaign’s first expenses at a Trump property (dating back through his inaugural House campaign in 2010). 

On April 7, Trump endorsed Brooks, who was the first member of Congress to publicly announce a challenge to Joe Biden’s victory, Forbes has previously reported. Just last week, Brooks repeated the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. 

One of Brooks’ primary challengers, Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, also spent campaign funds at Mar-a-Lago, disbursing almost $14,000 there in March. 

Donald Trump retained a 100% interest in his private Palm Beach resort when he became president. He also lived there in January through May of this year. 

Neither the Trump Organization nor the Brooks campaign immediately responded to inquiries. 

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I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the

I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., just a couple miles from my home. When Trump won the election and refused to divest his business, I stayed on the story, starting a newsletter called 1100 Pennsylvania (named after the hotel’s address) and contributed to Vanity Fair, Politico and NBC News. I’m still interested in Trump, but I’ve broadened my focus to follow the money connected to other politicians as well—both Republicans and Democrats.

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