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Colo. Sen. Bennet Returns Money Received From Menendez PAC

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. (Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 03 Apr 2015 12:03 PM

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet will give back $10,000 in PAC money received from indicted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to charities benefiting veterans, Politico reports.

The funds were received by Bennet in 2010 and not under the current campaign contribution cycle, Bennet’s campaign manager, Dan McNally, told Politico.

His decision to donate the money comes on the heels of a similar decision by Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to return funds from Melendez's New Millennium PAC, which, according to Politico, has given more than $2 million to Democrats seeking seats in Congress.

Klobuchar is also returning $8,000 in donations from Menendez's friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen. The Florida doctor sought assistance from Menendez over Medicare billing that launched an investigation into the New Jersey senator's role, leading to his indictment, along with Melgen, Wednesday on 14 criminal counts, CNN said.

They included eight counts of bribery and some personal details that included three girlfriends, CNN said of the 68-page indictment.

Menendez has adamantly professed his innocence.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has urged others to also return similar PAC funds. They included Joe Sestak, who is running for a Pennsylvania Senate seat, and former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, Politico said.

Sestak's spokesman said he had received no money from the PAC since the 2010 election cycle, when it was spent, Politico added.

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Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet will give back $10,000 in PAC money received from indicted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to charities benefiting veterans, Politico reports.
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