Mother Jones reports:
During Rep. George Santos’ second run for a congressional seat on Long Island—he lost his first—he helped raise money for and direct a political action committee called Rise NY that was set up in 2020. Its declared mission was to focus on voter registration, education, and turnout. The PAC collected over $430,000 in donations for its operations.
Yet Santos used a large chunk of those funds—$55,800—for a purpose other than voter registration and engagement and sent this money to a Washington, DC, nonprofit to fund a new conservative gay rights site associated with Richard Grenell, a prominent gay Republican who served in the Trump administration.
Read the full article. There’s much more.
Rise NY gave a lot of cash to Liberty Education Forum, a Washington nonprofit affiliated with the @LogCabinGOP, an organization of queer Republicans. But unlike its stated goal, Rise NY did not send the group any donations related to voter registration. https://t.co/kynfmFFwCP
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