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Posted: 1/6/2006 7:15:57 AM EDT

www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2006/01/06/patrick_kennedy_to_keep_tribal_donations/


Patrick Kennedy to keep tribal donations
Contributions not tied to Abramoff, aide says

By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff | January 6, 2006

WASHINGTON -- US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy, who has collected more donations from tribal clients of once-powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff than any other Democrat, intends to keep the money, joining a number of Democrats who have decided that Abramoff's plea bargain on conspiracy and fraud charges won't alter their decision.
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In addition, political committees run by Democrats and Republicans, which took in hundreds of thousands of dollars from Abramoff's clients, said they did not plan to give the money back or give it away to charity.

A number of Republicans, including President Bush, announced this week that they won't keep campaign donations from Abramoff or his tribal clients, an attempt to distance themselves from Abramoff and his legal troubles. But many Democrats, stressing that they didn't receive cash from Abramoff himself, said they see no reason to reject the donations....




Even if the Dems got tribal money from a different route that makes it OK? At least the Republicans wont accept ill gotten gains from any tribal clients.

Shok
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:25:09 AM EDT
ALL politicians suck dude, the only difference between them is which lies they tell to get elected
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:26:56 AM EDT
Because they know the witch hunt's going to be aimed exclusively at GOP big shots like DeLay. Why should they have to "reimburse" money out of their own pockets to escape a taint that wont be attributed to them?
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