FOR GOP SENATOR'S POLITICAL FUNDS, IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY (McClatchy Newspapers) — Sen. Richard Burr's political committees have paid nearly $200,000 over the last 16 years to his in-laws and a firm employing his son for office rent and administrative services. The previously undisclosed arrangements appear to be legal, but they could provide campaign fodder for Burr's Democratic challenger, Deborah Ross. Since 2000, the committee has paid $88,724, at the rate of $464.10 per month, to his sister-in-law, Mary Fauth. She has served as the treasurer of his leadership PAC, the Next Century Fund. Over that same span, the Next Century Fund also has paid $400 monthly in rent and utilities, totaling $75,600, to Fauth's husband, Gerald W. Fauth III, a lobbyist based in Alexandria, Va.