Brownback's campaign questioned a Tancredo supporter Monday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Sam Brownback's presidential campaign blasted fellow GOP presidential candidate Tom Tancredo Monday for accepting campaign donations from a founder of a Planned Parenthood chapter.
In a statement, the Kansas Republican's campaign says Tacredo's presidential campaign, political action committee, and congressional re-election campaign have accepted "thousands of dollars personally" from Dr. John Tanton, founder of the Northern Michigan Planned Parenthood Association. Tancredo is a U.S. congressman from Colorado.
"Given Tanton's obvious ties to Planned Parenthood, Tom Tancredo should publicly denounce his ties to Tanton and should donate all previously accepted funds to an Iowa crisis pregnancy center," said John Rankin, Brownback's Iowa communications director. "How can pro-life Iowans believe Tom Tancredo's commitment to life when he has accepted money from such a prominent abortion supporter?"
UPDATE: Bay Buchanan, a senior advisor to Tancredo's presidential campaign, issued the following statement:
"Those who contribute to the Tancredo campaign are supportive of Congressman Tancredo and his principles and values; in no way does this suggest he endorses theirs."
"As for the congressman’s pro-life record, it is unassailable. What is far more interesting to the people of Iowa is Senator Brownback’s complete embrace of massive amnesty for illegal aliens."
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney