Congressman Mike Conaway of Texas is having a lot of fun. In June, he spent more than $10,000 on meals. His most expense dinner was at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, an upscale Mexican restaurant in D.C. He spent $3,300 in one outing. This restaurant looks to be reasonably priced and so hopefully he had a lot of guests and not a huge bar bill. Conaway also expensed meals at Tortilla Coast and District Taco. If you are against open borders can you still eat Mexican food? Yes of course!! Mexican food is really good and everyone should enjoy it.
Conaway also bought $710 worth of baseball tickets. He went and saw the Washington Nationals play and while at the game spent another $370 in food and drink. It sounds like they had a really good time. $370 is about 1 beer every other inning for 5 people. However, the $370 was reversed out in a later FEC entry. Maybe he felt that was not an appropriate expense, which we applaud if true.
Conaway then spent $1,200 on a room at the Venetian in Las Vegas. There are a lot of hotels in Vegas and very few of them are more expensive than the Venetian. We are not saying he should not stay at a really nice hotel, but should his donors have to pay for it? He also had dinner at Miss Hattie’s Restaurant & Cathouse Lounge. It of course is no longer a Cathouse, but it does have great backstory.
It is always fun to spend other people money…..