Foley Fallout: Foley's Money
Republican candidates in this year's election continue to dump money from Mark Foley's PAC.
Campaigning Republicans can't get rid of Foley donations fast enough, returning it or giving it swiftly to charity, sometimes accompanied by public rebukes. The Web site of U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., explains how he gave $1,000 in Foley contributions to a crime victim center and adds, "Mark Foley is a pedophile who should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Dumping the tainted cash is all they can do. Keeping it would be near-fatal PR.
However, the NRCC is still holding firm on their decision to keep over $100,000 of donated cash from Foley. The NRCC is using it to "elect Republicans". That's nice, but voters want to see remorse.
All efforts made by Political Buzz to contact the NRCC about the issue were unsuccessful.
With Tom Reynolds, the NRCC's chairman, in big trouble over the Foley scandal, launching ads with an apology from Reynolds for his role ("I'm sorry"), the NRCC should be in full damage control. Those GOPers must be desperate for cash. Well, with the polls looking as bad as they do for them, they really do need it.