Pennsylvania Spending

The use of campaign funds for a European trip is the topic of this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story.

Campaign money raised for local elections sometimes gets spent in unusual places — like Europe.

Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl each spent money meant for electioneering on trips to Europe last winter, according to campaign finance reports filed this month. Both traveled with their wives, and tapped the money provided by supporters to cover costs not picked up by organizations that paid for official parts of the trip.

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