The FEC is questioning California congressman Duncan Hunter after
$1,302 worth of charges to the video-game retailer Steam were found to have been made on his campaign credit card. Hunter contests that only one of the 68 purchases, which were made between October and December of last year were authorised.
Steam, an app store for buying PC games, allows you to save your credit card information for easy checkouts in the future, just like iTunes or the Apple App Store.
Hunter acknowledges that the first Steam charge was for a game for his 13-year-old son, but his camp has told the New York Daily News any other charges were being disputed.
The FEC’s note to Hunter’s campaign party is publicly available and contains an itemized list of charges they deem questionable. All but one of the charges are Steam-related. The purchases are marked as “personal expenses” and “to be paid back” but none have been repaid yet. Hunter has until May 9th to formally respond to the FEC’s questions.
This isn’t the first time Hunter has been in the spotlight this year; two months ago, while congress was in session, he used a vape to voice his opposition to an amendment banning their use on planes.