Politics

Harry Reid's Granddaughter Makes Jewelry And His Campaign Paid Money For It

Last year, the Senate majority leader's campaign purchased nearly $17,000 in "holiday gifts" for supporters and staffers from his granddaughter's jewelry business. The FEC has inquired about the expenditure. It's unclear when her business website was last online: The site is no longer online and appears to have last been updated in 2012.

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Why is this relevant? Because Reid's campaign spent nearly $17,000 on Ryan Elisabeth jewelry using campaign funds in October 2013, without disclosing that "Ryan Elisabeth" was Reid's granddaughter.

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Reporter Jon Ralston first reported the connection. Reid said the jewelry was used for Christmas gifts for staffers and supporters.

At press time, Reid's Senate office had not responded to a request for comment.

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