Tuesday, October 03, 2006

NRCC to Keep Foley's Contributions

Republican candidates are in a rush to unload campaign contributions they recieved from former Rep Mark Foley (R-FL).

But the National Republican Congressional Committee will keep the $550,000 he gave them since 1996.

Rep Tom Reynolds (R-NY) chairs that committee. He knew about the emails as early as February, but says the NRCC will keep the $100,000 it took from Mr Foley in July. He defended keeping the money while flanked by a photo-op of 30 or so children with their parents.

Giving money away to charity or returning it to Mr Foley:

Sen George Allen (R-VA) -- $2,000
Rep Heather Wilson (R-NM) -- $8,000
Rep Clay Shaw (R-Fl) -- $2,000
Rep Nancy Johnson (R-CT) -- $1,000
Rep Deborah Pryce (R-OH) -- $5,000
Rep Curt Weldon (R-PA) -- $1,000
Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) -- $1,000
Geoff Davis (R-KY) -- $1,000
Rep. Mark Green Republican candidate for Wisconsin Governor -- $1,000

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