Chicago (CNN) - The reelection campaign of President Barack Obama said Tuesday it plans to return about $200,000 in donations collected by two Chicago men after a newspaper report described their brother as a fugitive with alleged links to violence and corruption in Mexico.
"More than 1.3 million Americans have donated to the campaign and we constantly review those contributions for any issues. On the basis of the questions that have been raised, we will return the contributions from these individuals and from any other donors they brought to the campaign," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said.
thanks for doing the right thing Mr President....
Problem found. Problem solved. That's until the right wing gets a hold of the story.
Well done Mr. President!
I am also heartened to hear that you will accept contributions from Super Pacs. It made no sense to me once the SC made it's decision (however much I disagreed with said decision) for you to be the only one not benefitting from something that has not been reversed.
Contrary to the Republican's who look forward to getting their money from criminals.
Ah, the Chicago Mob gets tied to their illicit activities, so they think they can wish it away, by just returning some campaign donations??????
That connection is still there......and it isn't going away.
from one crook to another crook, more lies from the wanna be
Keep moving, nothing to see here.
I wonder if campaign finance laws would allow him to donate this money to charity instead? Not sure he can, but it would be a nice gesture.
I told this president is so Wonderful. GOP idiots should do the same from Fox contribution and Glen Beck, Maureen Dawd, Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbu, Karl Rowe, the idiots of this nation's #! thugs......Obama2012.
This was a setup. Good job Mr President for return about $200,000 in donations collected by two Chicago men after a newspaper report described their brother as a fugitive with alleged links to violence and corruption in Mexico. Smell like a setup. People will dig and dig trying to fine something on President Obama to use against him to stop his relection.
Glad to hear it, because it's the right thing to do! Now let's hear from the GOP candidates! What donations will they be returning due to conflict of some sort??
People from all walks of life will send contributions... I'm quite sure some of the republicans got some "unsavory" people sending money too... The disrespect shown to our president, has me embarassed to be an American! People need to get over their BS... The president is the coolest, down to earth one we have ever had... I for one would like to say, GET OFF HIS BACK!!!.... TEAM OBAMA...