Jones to Refund Illegal O'Donnell Contribution

The campaign of Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) says it will return an illegal contribution from Rosie O'Donnell.  

The liberal entertainer violated federal law by giving more than the legal limit of $2,700 for last December's special general election.  

The campaign's treasurer, Doug Turner, issued the following statement:

“Ms. O’Donnell made two separate contributions to the Jones campaign.  Using the ActBlue online fundraising system, which does not automatically prevent over-the-limit donations, she contributed the maximum of $2,700 in late September 2017.  Using the same online system, she contributed again the day before the election.  The campaign will bring this situation into full compliance which, in this case, will be done with a refund of the amount over $2,700.”

O’Donnell told the New York Post that she donates often, and doesn't check to see if her contributions comply with the law.   “If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote.  “I don’t look to see who I can donate most to … I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.”  

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