October 5, 2017

America Rising Calls On Democrats To Return Harvey Weinstein’s Campaign Contributions

America Rising Calls On Democrats To Return Harvey Weinstein’s Campaign Contributions

Today, America Rising PAC’s Executive Director Alexandra Smith issued the following statement on the New York Times story detailing the alleged decades-long pattern of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein:

“If the Democratic Party purports itself to be the champion of women, they ought to lead by example in returning or donating the donations received from Harvey Weinstein.”

Background

Since 2011, Harvey Weinstein has given at least $303,000 in campaign contributions to the following Democratic politicians and committees:

Barack Obama ($71,600)

Hillary Clinton ($38,990.45)

Elizabeth Warren ($5,000)

Chuck Schumer ($5,400)

Kirsten Gillibrand ($5,000)

Al Franken ($25,400)

Cory Booker ($17,800)

Patrick Leahy ($2,700)

Richard Blumenthal ($5,400)

Martin Heinrich ($5,400)

Alison Lundergan Grimes ($5,200)

Sheldon Whitehouse ($1,000)

DNC ($99,032.32)

DCCC ($21,200)