“Candidate of the 99%” Warren’s campaign is burning through cash. Is it any wonder with things like this report?
Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren may tout herself as the candidate of the poorest 99 percent, but someone on her campaign likes staying at hotels worthy of the richest1 percent.
A review of the Warren for Senate campaign’s filings with the Federal Election Commission shows that someone on her campaign stayed at the Starwood Hotel’s luxurious “W” chain three times – once in December in Washington, and twice in New York City, in February and March. The Washington stay cost the campaign $1,099; the February stay cost the campaign $1,058, and the March stay cost $2,124.
The Warren campaign likes to emphasize that many of their donors are not wealthy; they said 81 percent of their donations in the most recent quarter were for $50 or less. And now those small donors can rest easy, knowing that Warren or her staffers aren’t forced to make do with one of those mundane, non-winking headboards.
Campaign records through March 31 show Warren’s campaign also spent $18,210 on catering, $18,000 to purchase the e-mail list of Change.org, $10,351 to the Hillary Clinton for President campaign to purchase their e-mail list; $7,666 on office supplies, $1,610 on parking, $1,427 on 17 separate charges for flowers from Winston Flowers in Boston, $885 on photocopies, and $414 to “Nestle Pure Life” for “water.”