Tcampaign in the Senate 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.
The Brooks campaign donated $ 19,000 to Mar-a-Lago in April and an additional $ 6,500 in June for facility rentals and catering. Both disbursements include all campaign expenses for events during that three month period. They appear to be the first Brooks campaign spend at a Trump property (dating back to his inaugural House campaign in 2010).
April 7 Trump endorsed Brooks, who was the first congressman to publicly announce a challenge to Joe Biden’s victory, Forbes previously reported. Just last week, Brooks repeated the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump.
One of the main challengers of Brooks, Trump’s former US ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, also spent campaign funds in Mar-a-Lago, spending nearly $ 14,000 there in March.
Donald Trump retained a 100% stake in his private resort in Palm Beach when he became president. He also lived there from January to May of this year.
Neither the Trump Organization nor the Brooks campaign immediately responded to inquiries.