Aaron Schock drove halfway to the moon … or at least he claimed that milleage

The 18th District is big, but it’s not that big. According to Blue Nation Review, Aaron Schock claimed;

  • rp_aaron_schock_head-150x1501.jpgA $9,433 mileage reimbursement from his campaign on August 14, 2014 followed by an $8,921 mileage reimbursement from his PAC just three weeks later on September 3, 2014. Assuming a reimbursement rate of 56 cents per mile, that means Schock drove nearly 33,000 miles, although we don’t know what time periods cover those miles.
  • A reimbursement for $44,245 from his campaign on April 1, 2009. This total includes $7,463 spent on a chauffeured limousine service in Washington, D.C.
  • As originally reported by the Chicago Sun Times, a $7,500 reimbursement from his PAC for legal fees that Schock incurred personally from a white collar criminal defense firm called Schertler & Onorato, LLP.  If Schock’s PAC had been the client, why wouldn’t the law firm bill the PAC directly?

Schock’s mileage reimbursements (again, assuming a 56-cent per mile reimbursement rate) would total nearly 100,000 miles driven, which is nearly half the distance to the moon.

Again, Blue Nation Review is a progressive publication. But unless they are making up this stuff whole cloth, Schock has some explaining to do.


3 thoughts on “Aaron Schock drove halfway to the moon … or at least he claimed that milleage

  1. It will be interesting to see how much mileage for which his various staffers have been reimbursed. On Dec 20, 2014 his photographer, Jonathon Link received a mileage disbursement of $2354.00 and Shea Ledford, Schock’s guest on the trip London received $2412.00. See http://docquery.fec.gov/cgi-bin/fecimg/?15970130331

    Of course, I am curious why a Dallas area wedding photographer would have a Peoria apartment for a mailing address. I wonder who owns that apartment complex, and whether Mr. Link pays rent.

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