Politics Which politicians accepted donations from Harvey Weinstein?

00:50  07 october  2017
00:50  07 october  2017 Source:   CBS News

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Harvey Weinstein , the Hollywood producer accused of sexually harassing women for decades, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats through the years, and some of those politicians are already looking to shed those donations .

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Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood producer accused of sexually harassing women for decades, has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats through the years, and some of those politicians are already looking to shed those donations.

Weinstein, who is taking a leave of absence from his company after an explosive New York Times story Thursday detailed stories of women accusing him of sexual harassment, quickly became a lightning rod for politicians. By the end of Friday, most Democrats who received contributions from him had pledged to donate funds to charity. Weinstein has donated virtually exclusively to Democrats, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) records compiled by CQ Roll Call's Political MoneyLine site and reviewed by CBS News.

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Weinstein had not just donated to Leahy's campaign, but to various Democratic politicians and liberal organizations. "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 ," the

Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)'s announcement that he would donate a ,700 campaign contribution from Harvey Weinstein to charity. "Martin is giving Mr. Weinstein 's donation to Community Against Violence."

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, received funds from Weinstein most recently, in April. His campaign has pledged to donate Weinstein's $5,400 contribution to Community against Violence, a nonprofit group in his state. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, received $5,000 from Weinstein in 2012, and plans to donate that money to Casa Myrna, a nonprofit group in Massachusetts. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, received $5,100 from Weinstein between 2010 and 2016, and plans to donate the contributions to the Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation. Weinstein donated $7,800 to Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, during the 2014 election, and Booker plans to donate it to the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, will donate all $14,200 he received from Weinstein to several charities supporting women.

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According to campaign finance records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics , Weinstein has given the Democratic National Committee more than 5,000 in donations since Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein : I'll fight the NRA to 'channel' my anger at myself for sexually harassing women.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York has received more than $10,000 from Weinstein through the years, and plans to donate the funds to RAAIN.

"Senator Gillibrand has received no donations from him this election cycle and will not accept any going forward," Glen Caplin, Gillibrand's senior adviser, told CBS News. "However, she will donate all the contributions she received in previous cycles to RAINN. Kirsten invites the right wing activists using this terrible story as a political tool to join her in actually working to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment in our society. They can start by endorsing her bipartisan legislation to end sexual violence on college campuses and in our military."

Weinstein also donated $5,400 to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, and more than $5,000 to Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota.

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Weinstein has also donated $25,000 to political action committees and campaigns for Hillary Clinton since 1999, according to the campaign finance filings, and he has given to former President Obama, too. (And Obama's daughter, Malia, also interned for Weinstein earlier this year). has been a big supporter of the Democratic Party's efforts more broadly. He has donated more than $100,000 to the Democratic National Committee entities since 2003, and more than $100,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) since 2002, the campaign finance filings show.

The DNC on Friday announced it will donate $30,000 of the donations to EMILY's List, Emerge America and Higher Heights.

CBS News' Walt Cronkite contributed to this report.

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