Two Massachusetts Democratic Politicians Have Spent Campaign Funds At Breastaurants, Records Show

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What do Michael O. Moore and Peter Koutoujian have in common?

They’re both Democratic politicians in Massachusetts and they apparently both like breastaurants — and have spent campaign funds at them.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term, SlangIt says that a breastaurant is “a restaurant where the waitresses wear clothing that accentuates their breasts.” The most notable example is Hooters, although other notable breastaurants include Twin Peaks and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery.

Moore, a Milbury resident, is a state senator who represents the 2nd Worcester District. He has held the seat since 2009.

Koutoujian has been the Middlesex County sheriff since 2011.

In different states in different years, they patronized breastaurants, and if you donated money to them, you may have helped pay for it.

Moore’s breastaurant of choice in December 2017 was Hooters. He spent $37.83 of campaign money there, according to the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. He spent that money at a Hooters in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As for Koutoujian, the choice was Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. He spent $74 of campaign funds on a “travel dinner” in Denver, Colorado. He reported the campaign expense on October 1, 2015, according to Office of Campaign and Political Finance records.

The expense for Koutojian came one day after he reported a $375.17 expense at Cambria Hotel & Suites in Aurora Colorado. The purpose listed for that expense was lodging for the National Institute of Corrections conference.

So why did the politicians go to these restaurants? 

Apparently Moore likes the wings.

Joe Sansone, the communications director for Senator Moore’s office sent NewBostonPost a statement via email on the matter.

“Senator Moore was alone and attending a Council of State Government conference in Las Vegas and wanted chicken wings and he simply went to the closest restaurant which served them,” Sansone wrote. “Being hungry Senator Moore ordered food which he could not finish, and he did not order any alcohol. He remembered the dinner because he had ordered more than he could consume and had proceeded to give his leftovers to a homeless man on the way back to his hotel.”

The Council of State Governments, according to the organization’s web site, “is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy.” The 2017 conference in Las Vegas had various speakers from across the country talk about several policy issues in depth. Some of those included marijuana, rural broadband access, tax incentives for businesses, the opioid crisis, and the overseas voting process.

As for Koutoujian? NewBostonPost reached out to his office for a comment on Thursday by telephone and email, but did not hear back.