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Gutierrez makes national news with campaign payoffs to family




CHICAGO – Three hundred thousand of those dollars that well-intentioned people have been donating over the years to Congressman Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) to fund his re-election campaigns apparently ended up feathering his own family's nest.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign cash in three cycles since stepping into her role.

The first time Soraida acted in an official capacity for the campaign, in 2010, she pulled in over $44,000 and was the top recipient of cash from the Gutierrez campaign that year. Soraida then pocketed over $93,000 in 2012, making her the biggest beneficiary of campaign funds for the second election cycle in a row. The committee disbursed $383,848 in 2012, so Soraida’s payments constituted roughly 25 percent of all campaign expenditures. Soraida was yet again the top beneficiary of cash from Gutierrez for Congress during the 2014 election cycle, receiving $110,000. Herman Andrew, a vendor, was the second highest-paid individual at $24,000.

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  1. Gotta love it! Little Luis the radical firebrand who can cheat with the best of Dems!
    Still not to be believed was the assessor and the treasurer of Crook County billing Luis for a vacant lot on a parcel where he had a a multilevel home built. When the fraud was exposed, Luis was given a reprieve from back taxes because the assessor claimed he was not responsible for the error. Like it never occurred to Luis that he was receiving the smallest tax bill on the block!

  2. Hes been stealing a long time, And has never done anything for his neighborhood, It was a ghetto back when he came and over 20 years later it is still a ghetto, He is a disgrace , when will we see his butt going to jail And they need to start checking all the aldermen in Chicago

  3. Disgusting scumbag of the earth, dosent help anyone but himself. We have a no good president which is another scumbag,two that are running that want to be president, crooked politicians, we’re does that leave us…

  4. This is how things are run in Chicago!! The machine runs everything and that’s why Illinois is going down the drain!! Try to vote them out never happen with the people in Chi-Town They do not care who is running things, as long as they don’t have to do any thing. I did like him from the beginning and now everyone can see his true color! Me and my family first!! said all politicians piss on everyone else!1 maybe I’ll do something just to keep them happy!! That’s all I am going to say about that…