Baldwin giving Franken money to women veterans

Baldwin giving Franken money to women veterans

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she is donating $20,000 her campaign received from Minnesota Sen. Al Franken’s political action committee to a group benefiting women veterans in the state.

Baldwin Thursday joined with other Democrats in distancing themselves from Franken amid allegations that he forcibly kissed a woman in 2006. Franken also posted for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.

Baldwin said on MSNBC that “this type of behavior isn’t acceptable whether it’s from a Democrat or a Republican or an independent.”

Baldwin is up for re-election in 2018.

Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce was also donating $1,500 he got from Franken to local charities. Bryce is challenging Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan.