The Daily Beast reports:
In September and October of last year, Cruz’s campaign, Ted Cruz for Senate, paid for 17 ads on his official Facebook candidate page promoting retail sales of his book, One Vote Away: How A Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History. The Federal Election Commission bars candidates from using contributions to line their own pockets, such as by promoting items that generate private income, including publishing royalties.
Read the full article. Candidates are allowed to give away books as “mementos” in exchange for donations, but Cruz’s ads merely linked to sales sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Sen. Ted Cruz used campaign donations to promote sales of his book on his official Facebook account, a move that experts say appears to violate a federal law that prohibits candidates from using campaign funds to enrich themselves personally https://t.co/a2GrqACES9
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 16, 2021