The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Thursday decided to rid
itself of $100,000 in campaign contributions from disgraced financier
Bernard Madoff. The money will be given to a trust established for people who fell prey to Madoff's Ponzi schemes.
"We've reviewed this internally, and decided to give the money to the
trustee for distribution to the victims," DSCC spokesman Eric Schultz said on Thursday.
The committee had come under some scrutiny in the press in recent weeks as politicians who were the beneficiaries of Madoff money moved quickly to purge their campaign coffers of the tainted funds. The DSCC received four $25,000 contributions from Madoff between 2005 and 2008.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.