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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Received a $457,200 Cash Gift from her British In-Laws

Updated: Mar 19, 2019


As reported by Newsday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand received a very large cash gift of $457,200 last year from her British in-laws. According to reports, the gift was larger than the $325,228 in adjusted gross income that the senator and her husband earned last year.


In response to this news, Matthew Whitaker, Executive Director of FACT, released the following statement:


“The unusual cash gift the Gillibrands received from their in-laws certainly raises a few eyebrows considering it was over $100,000 more than their annual family income. This also poses a potential ethical quandary for Senator Gillibrand if she decides to personally fund her re-election campaign. Last year, I called on Republican New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta to resign after an FEC investigation found that he lied about a personal loan of over $380,000 he made to his first campaign for Congress, for which his parents were the actual source of the funds. FACT will continue to monitor Senator Gillibrand’s records to ensure that all campaign finance laws are being properly followed.”

Read the media coverage on FACT's statement: the Newsday article here; the Washington Free Beacon article here.


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