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Rep. Jahana Hayes Still Using Campaign Funds To Pay Family, FEC Records Show

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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Democratic Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, who was caught paying her family tens of thousands of dollars since entering Congress after the Daily Caller reviewed FEC records, has continued to pay her children with campaign funds.

During Q2 2022, Hayes paid her son David Crenshaw $1,245.65 from her campaign fund. Since entering Congress, she has paid her son $18,283.08.

In February, the Daily Caller first reported that during Q4 2021 Hayes used her campaign fund, called “Friends of Jahana Hayes,” to pay her son $15,118.54 since entering Congress.

The Q4 2021 FEC records, reviewed by the Daily Caller, showed that Hayes paid over $15,000 in increments of $282.47 each to a person with the name “David Crenshaw” under the category of “Payroll.” In 2018, the Hartford Courant reported Hayes’ son, David Crenshaw, age 24, joined Hayes to celebrate her congressional victory.

During Q4 2021, “Friends of Jahana Hayes” paid Hayes’ daughter, Asia Clermont, $2,551.41 from her campaign fund in increments of $359.25 each, and since entering Congress, she has paid her daughter $21,299.03.

Despite scrutiny for paying her adult children tens of thousands of dollars to store passwords on her campaign, Q1 FEC records show Hayes is still paying her daughter Asia upwards of $700 per month.

Q2 is from April 1 through June 30. The records became available July 15.

The latest FEC records show Hayes is still paying her son David around $300 per month.

Rep. Jahana Hayes – Payments to her son David Crenshaw
Recipient Description Date Amount
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/30/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/15/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 5/31/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 5/13/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 4/29/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 4/15/22 $249.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 3/31/22 $249.12
David Crenshaw Payroll 3/15/22 $284.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 2/28/22 $284.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 2/15/22 $284.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 1/31/22 $284.12
David Crenshaw Payroll 1/14/22 $284.13
David Crenshaw Payroll 12/30/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 12/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 11/30/21 $684.69
David Crenshaw Payroll 11/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 10/29/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 10/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 9/30/21 $282.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 9/14/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 8/30/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 8/12/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 7/29/21 $282.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 7/14/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/30/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 5/28/21 $282.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 5/14/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 4/30/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 4/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 3/31/21 $282.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 3/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 2/26/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 2/12/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 1/29/21 $282.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 1/15/21 $282.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 12/31/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 12/15/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 11/30/20 $283.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 11/13/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 10/30/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 10/15/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 9/30/20 $283.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 9/15/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 8/31/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 8/14/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 7/31/20 $283.46
David Crenshaw Payroll 7/15/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/30/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 6/15/20 $283.47
David Crenshaw Payroll 5/29/20 $283.46

Hayes also reimbursed herself $250 dollars for “petty cash.” The FEC has strict rules about petty cash reimbursements. (RELATED: Rep. Jahana Hayes Still Using Campaign Funds To Pay Family — Now Paying Herself, FEC Records Show)

Since Daily Caller’s reporting, Hayes has faced heat from local media, with some raising questions about her children’s involvement. (RELATED: Dem Rep. Who Was Caught Paying Family Thousands Of Campaign Funds Says Money Spent To Manage Passwords, Calendar)

Republican Connecticut candidate George Logan has called on the House Committee on Ethics to investigate the legitimacy of her children’s employment. Barbara Ellis, the manager of Hayes’ reelection campaign, said Hayes’ daughter handles campaign scheduling for her mother and Hayes’ son does digital and tech support. (RELATED: FEC Records Show Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes Used Campaign Funds To Pay Family Thousands Of Dollars)

The Daily Caller contacted Hayes’ office about the recent payments to her family, to which they did not immediately respond.