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:
Green to donate $1,000 he received from embattled congressmanUPDATE: Mike Plaisted on reporting by press release.
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.