MILWAUKEE -- Paul Nehlen, the candidate for House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat in Congress who was booted from Twitter this year, knows his top campaign staffer well.
It's his wife.
Since July 2017, Nehlen's campaign has made 26 payments to his wife, Gabriela Lira, totaling $37,870. She collected more money from the campaign than anyone else over the nine-month period, according to campaign finance reports.
Most payments show Nehlen's wife was simply on the payroll, though several from late 2017 show she was paid for "administrative consulting."
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This is a $49,000 a year job, then. He's turned running for office into a permanent second income. Paul Nehlen's wife made $37,000 from his congressional campaign in 9 months https://t.co/rjXm5jeTIn— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) April 19, 2018