- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate money he received in campaign donations from the leader of a white supremacist group cited by the Charleston church murder suspect.

Walker received $3,500 from Earl P. Holt, leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens, since 2011.

Spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that Walker will donate the money to a charity benefiting the victims.

The Guardian newspaper says three other Republican presidential candidates got donations from Holt. The newspaper says Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will return the $8,500 he received, while the campaigns of Sen. Rand Paul and Rick Santorum say they will donate money they received to a fund assisting victims’ families.

Gannett Wisconsin Media reported Rep. Paul Ryan $(1,000) and Sen. Ron Johnson ($1,250) also pledged to donate Holt contributions.

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