The improbability of George Santos’ $199 expenses

January 26, 2023

Santos reported 40 of them. Major questions about Santos’ campaign financing remain unanswered, including the source of $700,000 that the New York congressman ostensibly loaned to his campaign despite questions about his personal finances. Most of the Santos campaign’s $199.99 transactions — including the eight Italian restaurant charges — date back to 2021, according to FEC reports. And Santos’ campaign spent that exact figure 37 times, according to his campaign finance reports, totalling just shy of $7,400. Santos’ campaign has repeatedly amended its filings both before and after the election in response to FEC letters.