Bradley For Congress (NH CD-1) - Bradley Calls For Shea-Porter To Return Rangel (D-NY) PAC Funds

Manchester, NH – For weeks, 1st District Congressional Candidate Jeb Bradley has been asking Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter to return or donate her $14,000 in donations received from ethically embattled Congressman Charlie Rangel. Now, Shea-Porter’s colleague in Washington has done just that, and Bradley is calling on her to follow his lead. According to an article in The Politico this morning, Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack (D) has donated the $5000 he received from Rangel to various Iowa non-profit organizations. “Loebsack is now the first House Democrat to return campaign money from ethically-embattled House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.).”, 9/23/08

“Carol Shea-Porter can no longer pretend no one is listening. Charles Rangel has three ethics inquiries being conducted, he has admitted to not paying taxes for two decades on rental property. He is accused of misusing office material and his position to get money-some via taxpayers-for a library dedicated to himself. Carol Shea-Porter has repeatedly refused to hold Rangel accountable to the people and the House, now the public and even her own colleagues are doing so. Carol Shea-Porter needs to follow Representative Loebsack’s lead and return the $14,000 Rangel has donated to her. Rangel is tied with Pelosi as Shea-Porter’s highest donors. Time she shows the people of New Hampshire that that money has not bought her support or silence. Time for Shea-Porter to Represent the people of the 1st District of New Hampshire first.” Jeb Bradley, Candidate, 1st District, NH

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