Butler, on the campaign stump, has questioned whether Pickering has spent campaign money on personal expenses and, if so, whether he has paid taxes. She has raised the questions at at least one event where Pickering was also in attendance. He does not appear to have clearly answered the questions, calling them “rumors” and saying all information is filed on his campaign finance reports.
Butler said Pickering “needs to answer about the vehicles and garage door and other purchases and whether he’s paid taxes and whether he’s being investigated.”
Pickering said: “This is nothing more than last-minute election year politics at its dirtiest.”