According to Roll Call, Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, spent $25,000 last fall for former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to headline his re-election campaign’s kick-off fundraising event.
Urlacher, a former NFL Rookie of the Year, headlined “Schocktoberfest” on Nov. 7, a $50 per-head fundraiser held at a brewery in Peoria.
An event appearance fee of $25,000 was paid to B.U. Enterprises, according to the Schock Victory Committee’s year-end filing.
Roll Call admits the expenditure was perfectly legal, and reports that Schock's committee transferred $100,000 of what was raised to other committees and PACs, including $14,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, $69,000 to Schock’s leadership PAC, $6,000 to Schock’s campaign account and $11,000 to Illinois’ 18th District GOP Central Committee, according to the filing.