Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Foley Free Zone

I don't know what I am more disgusted with, that a ranking GOP congressman abused his trust by seducing minors, or the fact that the Congressional GOP leadership helped him cover it up. There are several quality local blogs out there covering the various scenarios, so I won't be one of them.

I am wondering, however, if our local candidates with the dirty money will follow the lead of their peers.
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.
Rep. Deborah Pryce, R-Ohio, a member of the Republican leadership, returned $5,000 to Foley's leadership PAC on Friday. Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., returned a $1,000 contribution as well. Reps. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., and Geoff Davis, R-Ky., donated the $1,000 they each received from Foley's PAC to victims' advocacy organizations in their respective districts.
I won't hold my breath on that one.

UPDATE: Well good for them:
Kennedy, Coleman to Donate Foley Contributions

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