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Fri May 24, 2024, 01:58 AM May 24

Busted: Minnesota GOP candidate reportedly spent campaign money at nude Florida strip club [View all]

Source: raw story

Matthew Chapman May 23, 2024 10:24PM ET

Republicans in Minnesota just endorsed Royce White, a former NBA player and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist, for the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. But it turns out he is hiding a lot of skeletons in his closet.

White, up to this point, is best known for wearing the words "Trump Won" on his head during the Big 3 League games in 2023 and for proclaiming that women these days "have become too mouthy" in an interview with Trump strategist Steve Bannon. But that's not all — he may have broken campaign finance law in a very colorful way.

According to The Daily Beast's Roger Sollenberger and Mini Racker, "At five in the morning one week after Republican Royce White lost his 2022 Minnesota congressional primary, his campaign shelled out more than $1,200 in donor funds to a vendor 1,800 miles away not typically associated with political expenses — an all-nude strip club in Miami, Florida, called 'Gold Rush Cabaret.' That is just one among dozens of outlandish but previously unreported payments that The Daily Beast has identified from White’s 2022 Federal Election Commission filings. Several campaign finance experts characterized some of the expenses as potentially illegal spending."

White, for his part, claims these were all legitimate campaign expenses.

......................The unusual expenses include a total of more than $100,000 in mysterious wire transfers and checks reported as paid to the campaign; hefty tabs at spicy nightspots; getaways at posh hotels in at least seven states; thousands of dollars in limousine services; unexplained cash withdrawals; eye-popping purchases from electronics, sporting goods, clothing, and musical instrument retailers; and the DribbleUp smart basketball training app that White himself admitted might be personal use.".....................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/royce-white-strip-club/

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