Columnist: Ban family employment by campaigns, PACs

Dick Morris has a suggestion for getting serious about reform: Ban spousal and family employment by campaign committees and PACs. In The Hill:

Whether these people are competent or not is beside the point. Campaign contributions are not bribes because they are not personal income. But when the campaign money flows to a spouse, the contributions become income for the member. This thinly veiled way to launder campaign contributions so that they add to the family income should be banned. Hiring of other family members should also be prohibited.

Morris lists members who hire their spouses and family members. From Arizona, theres J.D. Hayworth (wife), Jeff Flake (wife), Ed Pastor (nephew) and John Shadegg (son).

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