Mike Pence used $13 thousand in campaign money to pay down a mortgage and for golf fees.
During a failed 1990 congressional run, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s newly announced running mate, used nearly $13,000 in campaign funds for a slew of personal purposes, including paying down his mortgage and covering golf tournament fees.
The then 31-year-old lawyer didn’t break any laws at the time — but Pence’s questionable ethics outraged voters and ultimately prompted the Federal Election Commission to crack down on politicians who abuse their campaign funds, the Washington Post reported.
“If you’re giving money to Mike Pence, you’re paying his mortgage!” Billy Linville, campaign manager for Pence’s rival, incumbent Democrat Philip R. Sharp, screamed at a 1990 press conference after news of the spending spree broke.