What’s In A Donation?
Thanks to some good digging by The Real McGlowan, we learned that First District candidate Angela McGlowan made a $500 campaign donation to Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), a very liberal Congressman from Los Angeles, in 2005.
When you look at McGlowan’s campaign donations through the years, this was sticks out like a sore thumb. Other donations were made to former Virginia Sen. George Allen, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Federal Victory Fund (a Republican PAC). Certainly there would be nothing offensive to GOP voters in those instances, but the Becerra donation just seems real strange to me. I will give McGlowan the benefit of the doubt and assume there was something else behind this.
As for the two other GOP candidates in the race, there is nothing you wouldn’t expect in their history of making campaign donations. Henry Ross has made donations exclusively to Republican candidates/ causes including Trent Lott, George W. Bush, former state Senator Charlie Ross, Roger Wicker, Haley Barbour, and the Mississippi and Tennessee GOP. Alan Nunnelee has made a few donations to Roger Wicker.
Campaign donations from before a person was even thinking about running for elected office can be very tricky and possibly problematic for a candidate. However, I don’t think I remember this single handily bringing a candidate down. Still, with the emergence of the Gallo video last week and this revelation today, it may make more then a few people wonder.
But as I said, I want to find out if there is something else behind McGlowan’s reasoning for donating to Becerra because it is such a strange- and random- donation.