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Dems Shed Weinstein Contributions, Donate to Women's Groups

Dems Shed Weinstein Contributions, Donate to Women's Groups
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By    |   Friday, 06 October 2017 06:23 PM

Democrats Friday continued to shed contributions from Hollywood mogul and Democrat megadonor Harvey Weinstein after an explosive New York Times report of his alleged sexual harassment of young actresses.

Among those giving money to women's groups, according to The Washington Post are:

– The Democratic National Committee, which said it'd donate "over $30,000" to Emily's List, Emerge America and Higher Heights.

– Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will donate Weinstein's $14,200 in contributions to women's charities, his spokesman Matt House told the Post.

– Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said she'd donate $11,800 to RAINN, an anti-sexual-assault group, her spokeswoman Whitney Brennan said.

– Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., donated $5,000 to Casa Myrna, a Boston nonprofit that fights domestic and dating violence, spokeswoman Kristen Orthman said.

– Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., donated $5,400 to Community Against Violence in Taos, N.M., spokeswoman Marsha Garcia said.

– Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., will give $2,700 to the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, spokeswoman Maria McElwain said.

– Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., will give contributions from Weinstein, including those to his political action committee, to the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, spokesman Ed Shelleby said.

– Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., will donate $5,600 to the Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation, Leahy campaign manager Carolyn Dwyer said.

– Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., reportedly plans to give $7,800 to the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Post reported.

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