Will Elizabeth Dole Return Dirty Contributions?

[First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races.]

Cross-posted at Blue Sunbelt.

Last week, another major Republican donor, Alan Fabian, was indicted on "23 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, obstruction of justice and perjury." Obviously a big deal. And I do mean a major Republican donor. We're talking over a quarter-million dollars personally contributed to Republican campaign committees and candidates over the last few years.

What does this have to do with Elizabeth Dole? As you may have already guessed, Fabian chipped in to Dole's campaign kitty, $4,600 on May 15, 2007, three months ago today.

This is now dirty money. Will Elizabeth Dole return it (or, better yet, contribute it to charity)? Or will Dole keep this dirty money, look the other way on Fabian's 23 criminal counts, and put this dirty money toward her re-election efforts?


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$4,600 to Sen. Elizabeth Dole (N.C.),

The Doles have never given a donation back to anybody in their political life. In fact they sue a former corrupt campaign manager of theirs years ago in order to collect donations he pocket for himself while the donors wanted their money back for themselves.....In 1996 Bob Dole and Liddy paid a fine for Newt Gringrich for a half million dollars in Newt's first scandal. There was no note or a promise to pay the Dole's back from Newt even to this day.