Congressman Mark Kirk, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Illinois, is returning campaign contributions from investment firm Goldman Sachs, which is the target of an SEC civil fraud lawsuit.
“I want to set an example on ethics for others to follow,” Kirk said yesterday. “I will err on the side of caution and watch this case unfold.”
The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) examines how Goldman gave freely to lawmakers on each side of the aisle, and quotes 10th Congressional Candidate Bob Dold, who got $7,000 from Goldman, as stating that he would return the contributions or donate them to charity.
So, how about those Dems, including President Obama, who took almost a MILLION dollars from Goldman employees? No word yet, but we'll see. Hey, did Seals get any money from GS? Someone please check his FEC filings and report back.
BTW, it's funny watching the fit being thrown by Ellen of the Tenth (see her comments at Capitol Fax Blog), who called Kirk out on the Goldman contribution issue and then got all upset that Kirk is now getting props for returning the contributions. Ha ha ha.
UPDATED 4/21: Michelle Malkin digs deep for more Dem Goldman connections.
UPDATED x2: Obama won't give back any Goldman contributions. Big shock. I'm sure that's OK with Ellen, Aelxi, Seals, and all the other Dem beneficiaries of the Goldman largess. But all they could do in response to Kirk's decision to give the money back was criticize it. How pathetic.