Rep Dan Crenshaw’s campaign has paid Pink Cilantro, a small agency that employs his wife, hundreds of thousands of dollars since 2020.
Pink Cilantro appears to be a boutique branding agency that is based in Houston, Texas. The website went offline sometime in June.
After going through the FEC filings, Crenshaw’s campaign paid the agency over $350,000. A Crenshaw spokesperson confirmed to the Caller that Tara Crenshaw is still an employee of Pink Cilantro but said her work is separate from the work the agency does for Crenshaw’s campaign.
“Tara works for the digital marketing firm Pink Cilantro, which has been compensated by the campaign for services rendered in full compliance with all applicable rules,” a Crenshaw spokesperson told the Caller.
From what Benshushan told the Caller, Tara Crenshaw earned more the $60,000 but does not have a base salary. She works on commission. She said that an accountant would have to look at Tara’s 1099 to confirm her exact salary.
“She didn’t have a regular monthly salary because she was paid based on the volume of sales. So I will need my accountant to look back at her 1099 to confirm the exact numbers. I sent him a note and he has yet to respond,” Benshushan told the Caller after being asked how much money Tara Crenshaw was specifically paid.
“Everything that Tara was paid was derived from book sales. Her role as a contractor was distribution and marketing for the book. We have 12 employees, all are full-time w4 and w9,” Benshushan added.
Dan Crenshaw is not the only representative who was paying Pink Cilantro. Adam Kinzinger, who did not seek reelection, supposedly used Pink Cilantro’s business as well.
If you follow the Country First (Kinzinger) link you get the following:
Following FEC data, you can see that Kinzinger’s campaign, under Country First and Future First Leadership PAC, paid Pink Cilantro as well. Which, according to the Country FIrst website, Future First is funded by Kinzinger’s Future First Leadership Political Action Committee
During the pandemic, the government started the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); Pink Cilantro LLC applied and received funds.
What’s interesting about this information is the fact that they reported 3 retained jobs yet they told the Caller they have 12 employees.
Stop voting for RINOS like Dan Crenshaw and Adam Kinzinger.