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Andrews campaign funds pay for boring-est high-school graduation party ever

Rep. Robert Andrews reportedly made creative use of campaign funds. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Pressed by reporter Matt Friedman, Andrews’s chief of staff insisted that the party wasn’t so much a party for his daughter as a political event and that all the campaign expenses were legit. “Most guests were political associates and that [daughter] Jacqueline’s guests only made up about 10 percent of the party,” the aide said.

Oh, Dad!

But her sister Josie, a budding actress, can’t have been too angry with her dear old pop for flooding the graduation celebration with his political cronies instead of her sister’s school chums — because, according to the story, he was also quite generous (again, with his flush campaign coffers) to theaters that gave her roles.

And among other eyebrow-raising expenses, the campaign account also paid for what sounds like a luxe Andrews family jaunt to Scotland, complete with a stay in a five-star hotel.

Thanks, Dad!

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.

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