GOP Congressional operatives kick out statements nearly every day against Congressman Jim Himes. The latest pokes Himes over Weiner campaign cash. Are Dems weenies for donating Weiner money? From the GOP:
Now that two vulnerable House Democrats have rid their campaign coffers of tainted cash from Rep. Anthony Weiner, will Rep. Jim Himes finally follow suit?
“It’s clear that Rep. Himes is more interested in maintaining his party loyalty than with doing what’s right. The fact is that whether it’s about protecting a colleague or helping to pass a partisan, tax-and-spend agenda, Jim Himes will put Nancy Pelosi first and Connecticut voters last.”–Tory Mazzola, NRCC Spokesman.
CNN: Democrats Unload Weiner Donations: In a sign of widening political fallout from so-called “Weinergate,” two House Democrats who represent competitive districts announced Tuesday they were donating campaign contributions from Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to charity. Weiner confessed Monday that he had lied about sending inappropriate text messages and photos to several women. He said he is not resigning, but top House Democrats called for the House ethics committee to investigate the matter. Rep. Betty Sutton was the first to announce she was unloading campaign cash donated by Weiner. A spokesman for the Ohio Democrat confirmed to CNN that Sutton will make a $1,000 donation to local charities instead of keeping the campaign contribution from him. The announcement was first reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. … Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz also decided to give to charity the $3,000 he received from Weiner.