Rosie Doubles Down, Vows To Fix Illegal Donations With More Donations

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Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Rosie O’Donnell responded to a report detailing several of her illegal campaign donations by promising to make more donations — on the same campaign funding site that allowed her to make the illegal donations in the first place.

O’Donnell, who used four variations of her legal name and five different New York addresses to make nearly $5,400 in over-the-legal-limit campaign donations insisted over the weekend that she had not intended to do anything “nefarious” and had assumed that the funding website, Act Blue, would automatically reject or refund donations that exceeded the limits set forth by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Once those donations came to light, some wondered whether O’Donnell would be held to the same standard as Dinesh D’Souza, whose FEC violations landed him in a halfway house for eight months as part of a plea agreement.

O’Donnell, in contrast, doubled down and went on a donation spree Sunday night.

In addition to several general funds, O’Donnell proceeded to donate to eight more Democratic candidates, in House, Senate, and gubernatorial races on Sunday evening.