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Hal Rogers Giving Up Abramoff Money Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Hal Rogers said he was giving up the $32,000 donation from a casino represented by lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

An article in the Herald Leader by John Cheves discussed Rogers donating the money to his anti-drug group UNITE.

The article quoted Mary Boyle of Common Cause talking about politicians giving up money:

"Jack Abramoff is radioactive now," said Mary Boyle, spokeswoman for Common Cause, a political watchdog. "You know something big must be going on when you see politicians actually giving up money."

This is something I've been saying for a while now. Politicians giving up money means they're scared... genuinely scared.

It also looks like Mitch McConnell took $18,500 and the state Republican Party took $10,000. Jim Bunning accepted $1000 in 2003.

This thing is about to get interesting as the "culture of corruption" gets ready to go full swing. Abramoff had his fingers in a lot of things and all the politicians so it'll be real interesting to seee where this one ends up. I wonder who else they'll tap in this mess.

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