Tuesday, October 03, 2006

In case you missed this

If you're a Journal Sentinel reader it would quite understandable if you missed this, since it was in the 19th paragraph of a story about Mark Green's health care plan, an Elections Board investigation, and other unrelated issues:

AP reports:
Green to donate $1,000 he received from embattled congressman

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A $1,000 donation that U.S. Rep. Mark Green received from a political action committee headed by embattled former Rep. Mark Foley, R-Florida, will be given to charity, a spokesman for Green said Monday.

The money was received in 1998 by a leadership PAC Foley led, said Green spokesman Luke Punzenberger.

Green will give the money to a charity that helps abused children, but it is not known yet which specific one will get it, Punzenberger said.

Green, the Republican candidate for governor, is returning the money connected to Foley at the same time that other Republicans in tight re-election contests across the country were unloading contributions they received over the years from the former congressman now ensnared in an e-mail sex scandal.

Among Republicans disposing of Foley money were Virginia Sen. George Allen, who plans to give the $2,000 his campaign received to a charitable cause, and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico, who plans to give away $8,000 she received between 1998 and 2002. Rep. Clay Shaw, R-Fla., already donated $2,000 to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Rep. Nancy Johnson, R-Conn., returned $1,000 she had received from Foley's political action committee.

Green's money was given to his campaign in 1998, the year he was first elected to Congress.

The state Democratic Party had called on Green to return the money.
UPDATE: Mike Plaisted on reporting by press release.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger redvest said...

Amazing. Too bad doyle asn't given back his near $10,000 from Prange Partner, Ed aprahamian. Well I guess he isn't indicted yet but once the authorities start looking into how he and Paul luber ended up on the WHEFRA board there might be some serious answers needed. Prange lobbyist for the Hospitals and his business Partner is on the WHEFRA board? Doesn't pass the smell test.

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Troy Fullerton said...

And yet Jim Doyle still has not coughed up the $20k in dirty cash gotten from the Travelgate scandal that has already sent one administration official to prison for 18 months...disgusting.


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