During the just-completed financial third quarter, Brown’s reelection campaign raised $5.8 million and spent more than $12,000 on luxury restaurants and more than $4,000 at fancy hotels — two at Martha’s Vineyard.
The Daily Caller, which first reported on Brown’s luxury spree, detailed the expenses.
The senator’s campaign spent a total of $2,294.60 at Bistro Cacao, a French restaurant in Washington, D.C., according to the third quarter filing. During the same period, Brown’s campaign also dropped $2,232.25 for catering and rent at Towne & Oak, a café and private event space in Illinois, and $428.84 for catering at the Centurion Club, an “exclusive club” for Amex’s “top cardmembers” in New York.
The senator’s campaign also spent thousands on luxury hotels, including two at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts — $835.31 at the Clarion Inn, rebranded as the Edgar Hotel, accessible only by air or water, as well as $635.57 at the Dockside Inn, according to the FEC. Brown reported spending $2,302.86 at the Loews Regency Hotel, a five star luxury hotel in New York, and $416.97 at The Beatrice, a luxury hotel in Rhode Island.
“All the time,” Nolte writes, “I see Sherrod’s Twitter ads where he play-acts as a working-class guy in a flannel shirt dealing with a tight U.S. Senate race, a regular guy who desperately needs money to keep Ohio Values Ohio Values (or some such thing). But there’s his campaign, spending your five hard-earned dollars in the far-left, elite enclave of Martha’s Vineyard.”
Nolte concludes, “Brown may live in Ohio, but his political heart is pure San Francisco.”