Arizona politician to donate Backpage-related campaign funds
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick says she will donate money linked to Backpage.com that was given to her campaign, months after other Arizona Democrats unloaded campaign contributions linked to the embattled website.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2fx4r7k ) that Kirkpatrick said on Monday she will give about $16,200 to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, which is the amount of money that Kirkpatrick’s Senate campaign brought in from spouses of executives tied to the website.
Backpage.com has been accused of knowingly accepting ads offering sex with underage girls.
Campaign spokesman Rodd McLeod says the payment to the charity will include some money from Kirkpatrick’s terminated Senate campaign and some from her current House campaign.
Democrat U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema donated $53,400 to the charity earlier this year for similar Backpage contributions.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com