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February 9, 2016

Searchlight Lands on Sen. Harry Reid


A federal agency is trying to shine some light on over $16,000 a Senator’s campaign committee paid to the Senator’s granddaughter.

The Federal Election Commission has sent a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) to the campaign committee of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the Senate Majority Leader, seeking a more detailed description of the disbursements reported as “holiday gifts.” The committee, Friends for Harry Reid, reported they were purchased from “Ryan Elisabeth,” a jewelry vendor in Berkeley, California. Jon Ralston, of Ralston Reports, discovered her full name is Ryan Elisabeth Reid, Sen. Reid’s granddaughter.

Ralston reported a committee spokesperson stated the committee bought the jewelry as holiday gifts to give to donors and supporters.

Yesterday, Ralston reported Reid will reimburse the campaign. “I thought it would be nice to give supporters and staff thank you gifts that had a personal connection and a Searchlight connection, but I have decided to reimburse the campaign for the amount of the expenditure.”

Sen. Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.


    How sad that men like John Boehner will stand in the way of the passing of the unemployment extension bill that would help the more than two million unemployed workers and their families without benefits, and the means to survive economically, while seeking employment. How can he claim to be for fiscal responsibility when millions of our tax payers dollars are going to fund corporate welfare and foreign aid? When tax payers dollars were spent on bailing out the Banking and Airline industries, amongst other companies, where was their “fiscal responsibility” and budgetary concerns then? Why is helping the average working American worker and families, not as important? I’m looking forward to the 2016 election. You will see these millions of voters show their distain and anger towards these career politicans in the voting booths.

  • Layla

    Maybe we will be lucky enough to see Harry “perp walked” out of the Capitol in cuffs. This man is as crooked as the day is long.

  • coalgateOps

    The collectivist tendencies imported by Stuart Chase are, in all essentials, the German definition of socialism offered by Werner Sombart when he described socialism as a regulated, planned, and controlled system.

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