Gary Howard , press secretary for the Paul campaign, dismissed the CREW report, calling it a “sad attempt … to grab cheap headlines.” He said Mr. Paul’s campaigns have raised more than $100 million during the last five years and employed hundreds if not thousands of people.
“Family members have received a tiny fraction of one percent of jobs and salaries,” he said.
Mr. Paul was one of 82 members — 40 Democrats and 42 Republicans — who paid family members salaries or fees mainly through their campaign funds, which is legal if they are paid a fair market rate for the work.
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