Zinke gives $11K in campaign cash to foundation he started

Associated Press

Zinke told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Monday that it was time to close the fundraising account, that not a lot of money was left in it and it was “absolutely appropriate” to give the fundraising cash to an organization his family runs. Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center said campaigns can give money to charities as long as the funds don’t provide any benefit to the candidate or his family. “If neither Zinke or his wife are getting a salary or financial benefits, it’s probably permissable,” Fischer said.

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