Imelda Marcos had 3000-plus shoes. Fletcher Hartsell had, well,um, a lot of stuff. The latest round of campaign finance reports show that Jason Saine, for the first half of 2015, charged more than $19,000 worth of new clothes to his reelection campaign.
Yessirree, that’s right. The legislator from Lincoln County, who is a top dog on the Appropriations and Finance committees, makes $13,951 per year as a legislator. Yet, during the first six months of 2015, Saine gobbled enough campaign contributions to drop $19,116.45 on new clothes.
On January 2, Saine dipped into his campaign fund to spend $826.30 at Jos A. Bank. On January 5, he popped by Belk to drop $381.80 in campaign funds.
The big money started rolling in February. That’s when it appears Saine discovered The Tom James Company – a swanky, high-dollar men’s clothing company that will come to you and make clothes for you (for a HEFTY price).
On February 9, the Saine campaign reported spending $6,632.84 with the Tom James Company. On April 8, the campaign reported spending $8,621.62 with the Tom James Company. On June 25, the campaign reported going back to spend $2,923.89 more on ready-to-wear clothes.
Show of hands. How many of you out there have dropped more than $19,000 on CLOTHES in a six month period? (I’ve seen this guy in person and in photos. I really don’t see what all that money went to. If he REALLY spent that money on clothes, SOMEONE took him for a big-time ride.)