SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In tonight’s Congressional debate, Rep. Walorski repeated the claim that she does not take lobbyist perks. However, records show that she has taken at least two overseas trips funded by a corporate-funded group called the “travel agency to lobbyists.”
- From November 9, 2016, the day after the 2016 election, until November 16, 2016, Rep. Walorski and her husband went on a free trip to London and stayed for four nights in the luxury Corinthia Hotel. [U.S. House, Committee on Ethics]
- The Ripon Society, called a “travel agency for lobbyists,” paid as much as $16,000 for the trip, to cover the costs of airfare, hotel, and food. [ U.S. House, Committee on Ethics]
- In 2015, the same “travel agency for lobbyists” paid $11,400 to send Rep. Walorski and her husband to Prague. [U.S. House, Committee on Ethics]
Instead of meeting with her constituents, Rep. Walorski took a victory trip to London the day after the 2016 election. Washington Walorski can mislead and distract all she wants, but the facts speak for themselves. There’s only one candidate in this race that is beholden to lobbyist and special interests and her name is Jackie Walorski.