Weinstein — who is taking a leave of absence from The Weinstein Company in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes.
In the wake of a New York Times story containing multiple allegations of sexual harassment against movie producer and executive Harvey Weinstein, at least three Democratic senators are donating campaign contributions from Weinstein to charity, BuzzFeed News has learned.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont is donating the $2,700 Weinstein contributed to his 2016 reelection campaign.
A spokesperson for Mr. Leahy’s campaign told BuzzFeed News that “the recipient of the funds has yet to be finalized.”
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Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is donating the $5,400 Weinstein contributed in 2017 to his campaign to Community Against Violence, a non-profit organization in New Mexico.
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And Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is donating the $5,400 Weinstein contributed to his 2016 reelection campaign to the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence.
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