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Cuomo won't donate all Weinstein money

Oct 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Jon Campbell reports in The Poughkeepsie Journal that Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer have pledged to donate all past campaign contributions from Harvey Weinstein to charity, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not. In the past week, the former head of Miramax Films has been accused by many women of sexual harassment and by several of rape. “We returned the money that Harvey donated to my gubernatorial campaign," Cuomo told reporters Oct. 12. "Obviously, money he donated to past campaigns has been spent and has been gone." Cuomo had $25.7 million currently in his campaign account as of the last reporting deadline, July 15. Jessica Proud, a Republican spokesperson, said in a statement, "What kind of message does it send to women and victims that despite everything we know about the abuse Harvey Weinstein inflicted on them, he still won't let go of his $60,000? His actions speak volumes." Read the full story in The Poughkeepsie Journal.