Harry Reid Used Thousands of Campaign Dollars on a Portrait… of Himself

In rather egotistical fashion, former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid used thousands of dollars in campaign funds to pay a staffer to paint a portrait of himself.

Campaign records from August reveal that Reid’s committee, “Friends of Harry Reid,” issued a $7,000 check to staffer Gavin Glakas in order for him to paint a towering portrait of Reid.

The completed portrait was unveiled at Reid’s farewell ceremony in December on Capitol Hill, where it is now situated as a wall decoration. An online version of the portrait of Reid can be found on Glakas’ website.

According to FEC regulations and House ethics rules, the use of campaign funds for “personal use” is prohibited. Neither Reid, Glakas, nor committee members have responded to The Washington Free Beacon or The Blaze, the publications that investigated Reid’s records, with a comment.

Below are pictures of Reid unveiling his portrait and posing with Hillary Clinton:

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