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McCaskill donates campaign money she got from Franken PAC

McCaskill donates campaign money she got from Franken PAC

November 17th, 2017 by Associated Press in Missouri News

In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, left, talks with Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley during the Governor's Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo.

Photo by Associated Press /News Tribune.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's giving away $30,000 that fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken's leadership PAC donated to her campaign.

McCaskill's Friday tweet announcing that she donated the money to Missouri food banks comes after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept. Franken has apologized.

McCaskill has said "the behavior described is completely unacceptable" and called for an investigation.

A Republican vying for her Senate seat had criticized her for not taking a stronger stance. Attorney General Josh Hawley on Thursday tweeted that McCaskill should join him in asking for Franken to resign and return the money she's received from his leadership PAC, Midwest Values.