Gregory campaign’s ‘liberal’ spending for hotels turns off letter writer

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Letter to the Editor 

To the editor:

Why would a Republican state representative who lives in Sunset Hills spend lavishly — over $1,000 — on hotel visits in St. Louis?

Politicians like spending other people’s money. Nothing unusual. What is unusual, perhaps even hypocritical, is liberal spending from a self-proclaimed “conservative.”

My state representative, liberal David Gregory (R-96), spent $693.64 for a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis and another $410.30 on a room at the downtown Hilton. He notes that it was for “lodging.”

Stays at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton for “lodging”? Nights at the Lodge of Four Seasons in the Ozarks courtesy of other people’s money? And $484.80 at the Capital Grille in Clayton for “campaign purposes.”

If that’s not unusual enough, he spent over $2,700 on meals and lodging in just three days and nights in Washington, D.C., last year. Is he looking to follow in the footsteps of ladder climber Josh Hawley?

This is why people are so fed up with the Jefferson City culture of money in politics.

I won’t be voting for liberal David Gregory in November.

Thomas Madden
Concord