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NY-26: DNC Returns Tainted Rangel Cash… When Will Jon Powers Follow Suit?

by on August 25, 2008

The Democratic National Committee, under the guise of refusing PAC money, is returning a $100,000 donation from Charlie Rangel, who, as we reported a while back, is having some ethical issues right now.

The Democratic National Committee is returning a $100,000 donation from embattled Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel made at his birthday fundraiser, saying it goes against a Team Obama ban on PAC money, The Post has learned.

Rangel presented the donation to DNC chairman Howard Dean at the gala at Tavern on the Green a few weeks ago.

But the DNC is returning it because it stopped taking PAC money once Sen. Barack Obama, who has a rule against taking most PAC money, became the presumptive nominee, officials said.

The idea that this has anything to do with PAC money is absurd, of course, so, one has to wonder, why, in a presidential election year, would the Democrats really choose to wash their hands of that much needed cash? Are Charlie Rangel’s troubles soon to be getting worse, and is the DNC preemptively avoiding any issues by dumping the cash now? 

Now, it’s been over a month since Jim Domagalski and Henry Wojtaszek called on Jon Powers to return the tainted contributions he received from Charlie Rangel… Now that the DNC has returned the tainted cash they received, isn’t it about time Jon Powers did the same?


From → Campaign 2008, NY-26

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