Calls for Independent FEC Investigation
Barrington, NJ - "Where there's smoke, there's usually fire," said First District Congressional Candidate Dale Glading (R-Barrington) in calling for an independent investigation of Rep. Rob Andrews (D-Haddon Heights) and his campaign expenditures. Specifically in question is a series of donations that Andrews made with campaign funds to the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia which totaled over $68,000.
Camille Andrews, Congressman Andrews' wife, serves on the Board of Trustees for the theater. In addition, an immediate family member performs at the theater on a semi-regular basis.
Rep. Andrews gave a $25,000 donation to the Walnut Street Theater in November 2009, and a second $25,000 gift in January 2010. Those dates coincided with the beginning and end of the family member's appearances in the cast of Oliver.
"I am calling for the Federal Election Commission to conduct an independent investigation of these expenses to determine if Congressman Andrews violated any federal election laws," Glading stated. "In the meantime, I ask that Mr. Andrews publicly address these highly questionable expenditures."