Oops. From PI.
This just in from the DPG.
Dems call on Chambliss to return Stevens’ funny money
ATLANTA – Georgia Democrats are calling on Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss to return $10,000 in campaign money he received from recently-indicted Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK). FEC reports show that Stevens’ “Northern Light” Political Action Committee forked over the maximum legally allowed contribution to Georgia’s senior Senator on March 6, 2007.
“Senator Stevens’ indictment puts every penny he has raised or contributed under a cloud of suspicion,” said Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Jane Kidd. “We’re calling on Senator Chambliss to show, for the first time, a dedication to open, transparent government, by doing the right thing and donating the $10,000 he took from the Northern Light PAC to charity.”
Chambliss is a favorite of the Republican leadership. During his Senate career, he has voted with the Bush agenda over 95% of the time, and since the Democrats took power following the 2006 elections, he has been a reliable vote for Republican obstructionism in the Senate.