Today, the AP reports, she admitted to one of CREW's main charges against her: that she used campaign cash to pay rent on her Delaware town house. She shed new light on the charge, however, saying through attorneys that the FEC "approved the arrangement." Back in March, she told a Delaware paper that she used "campaign funds to pay half the rent at her current town home," a move she said was "legal because of the home's dual purpose as a campaign headquarters."Read the entire story here.
But commission rules "say candidates can't use campaign money for their mortgage or rent 'even if part of the residence is being used by the campaign,'" adding more murkiness to her already cloudy financial past.
Of course, Christine O'Donnell isn't the only "for profit" Republican out there. If you want to learn more about how "for profit" Republicans operate, I strongly recommend Thomas Frank's The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule.