Rooney returns Rothstein contrib but not wife’s; Dem challenger calls it “shameful”by George Bennett | November 4th, 2009
Rooney’s Democratic challenger, St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Craft, slammed the incumbent for that.
Read Craft’s statement after the jump….
“On a day when both Republicans and Democrats chose to do the right thing and return political contributions made by Scott Rothstein and his wife, it’s shameful that Congressman Rooney and the Republican Party of Florida seem to be the only ones left who think that keeping some of this money earned through theft and deception is okay,” said a Craft statement. “The victims of the suspected Rothstein ponzi scheme deserve better and so do the people of the 16th District and our great state.”
The inclusion of the Republican Party of Florida in Craft’s hall of shame is apparently a reference to the state GOP’s decision to return around $150,000 in Rothstein money given during the current election cycle, but not more than $400,000 given between 2002 and 2008.