Big $penders

Jan. 1, 2001-Dec. 31, 2003

A few random samples taken from more than 34,000 expenditure entries

John Whitmire
(D-Houston)
$29,211.04, campaign vehicle
$3,832, Houston Astros tickets
$2,302.70, Waldorf-Astoria hotel, New York, NY

Rodney Ellis
(D-Houston)
$2,800/month, Austin apartment
$629.04/month, car lease
$1,424, artwork for office

Troy Fraser
(R-Horseshoe Bay)
$10,000, contribution to Gov. Rick Perry
$20,000, unspecified travel

Jane Nelson
(R-Flower Mound)
$2,300, Jeffrey's, dinner tab

Jeff Wentworth
(R-San Antonio)
$400, American Airlines (Admirals Club membership)
$360.46, Jean Pierre's Upstairs restaurant

Kyle Janek
(R-Houston)
$60,113, contribution to
Houston Police Officers PAC

Judith Zaffirini
(D-Laredo)
$474.19, Four Seasons (Austin), dinner tab

Royce West
(D-Dallas)
$3,000/month, Austin condo

Frank Madla
(D-San Antonio)
$9,412, Eurway furniture for Austin apartment

Todd Staples
(R-Palestine)
$35,000, car

Source: Campaigns for People

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