From the RGA:
Months after taking heat for refusing to return contributions from lawyers of a Boston law firm investigated for possible illegal campaign donations to numerous Democrat candidates, Rhode Island Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo still hasn’t returned the contributions she received from them, despite many other Democrats having returned their donations from Thornton lawyers or given them to charity.
Other Democrats have returned their contributions from the Boston law firm, including Hillary Clinton, New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Senate Candidate Jason Kander of Missouri, and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland. Not only has Raimondo not returned her donations.
Democrats, Republicans and "Dark Money"
After hearing Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse lament the public’s inability to unmask 'dark money' spending during the confirmation hearings this week for President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, state Republican Chairman Brandon Bell fired off a news release titled: 'Stop the hypocrisy.'
Bell focused his comments on the tens of thousands of campaign dollars that Whitehouse and Gov. Gina Raimondo, both Democrats, have received in recent years from lawyers at a Boston law firm that is under investigation.
Among the allegations: that the Thornton Law Firm effectively reimbursed its lawyers for their targeted political contributions, with matching bonuses, according to a review of law firm records by the [Boston Globe’s] Spotlight Team and the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based nonprofit that tracks campaign finance data."