Debt-ridden Florida GOP candidate paying herself a salary with campaign donations: report

According to recent FEC filings, the Republican opponent to Debbie Wasserman Schultz is paying herself a generous salary—on donors' dime.


The Sun-Sentinel reports that Carla Spalding earned a $60,000 salary, all the while running up a large campaign debt.

Although Spalding raised $236,484 through the end of June, she spent more than she took in.

Spalding did not necessarily run afoul of FEC rules—the agency allows candidates to pay themselves—it's somewhat uncommon, the Sun Sentinel notes.

A few of the charges also raised eyebrows. Spalding used the money to pay at a Bahama Breeze restaurant and $165 at a TGI Fridays.