Bush to donate money given by Abramoff

by on January 5th, 2006


The Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign will donate $6,000 to the American Heart Association, the amount directly contributed by Abramoff, his wife, Pam, and one of his Indian casino clients, White House spokesman Scott McClellan said.

Abramoff raised at least $100,000 from other individuals for the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004, earning him “pioneer” status. McClellan said practice dictates that only the money given directly by Abramoff, his wife and clients be returned.

DeLay’s campaign will give $15,000, contributed by the Abramoffs from 1995 through 2003, to unspecified charities in the Houston area.

“We saw this money as no longer wanted by the campaign,” said DeLay campaign spokeswoman Shannon Flaherty.

Etalkinghead Staff