State Rep. Dawnna Dukes has racked up tens of thousands of dollars in unusual campaign spending over the past 15 years. Some, like $2,700 to a seamstress, seemingly conflict with state ethics rules. Others, like $30,000 in gas reimbursements, raise questions.
The Austin Democrat also paid $17,000 for musicians for a community festival, $8,000 to her sister and $5,000 to a nephew.
American-Statesman reporters scrubbed hundreds of pages of Dukes’ campaign finance reports to reveal a history of questionable spending. Read our investigation here.