Rep. Crenshaw signed $250G book deal before joining Congress, report shows

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw signed a six-figure book deal with Hachette Book Group before becoming a member of Congress, according to a financial report filed this week.

The onetime Navy SEAL, 35, claimed a $250,000 book deal with Hachette as earned income in 2018, according to a Financial Disclosure Report amendment filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday.

Then-congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw reacts to the crowd with his wife, Tara. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Crenshaw’s office confirmed to Fox News that he signed a book deal before joining the Legislature, and that the yet-to-be-titled book will explore mental toughness and America’s outrage culture. It is slated for publication next April.

While acting members of the House of Representatives “may not receive an advance payment on copyright royalties,” according to House ethics rules, Crenshaw would have been permitted to take a book advance before becoming a member of Congress.

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Crenshaw graduated from Tufts University in Massachusetts in 2006. He then went through SEAL training in Coronado, Calif., after having been commissioned as an officer during Navy ROTC in college.

His first deployment was to

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