What gave U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D., N.J.) the nerve to use his campaign fund to buy $463 worth of china for a donor when he represents a district with so many residents who can't put a decent meal on the table?
The china was part of $9,000 that Andrews charged his campaign account for an Edinburgh, Scotland, leg of a family trip to Europe. His lame excuse for spending campaign money was that he attended the wedding of a "donor," which makes you wonder how all his donors who didn't get china place settings feel.
Andrews also used campaign funds to subsidize a daughter's graduation party and for a sweet-16 party, which he claimed were also political events. He also used the fund to support the Walnut Street Theatre, where his wife is on the board and where his aspiring-actress daughter has performed. Those were "fund-raising" expenses, he claims.