Nye Gets Rid of Rangel Money

March 6, 2010

U.S. Rep. Glenn Nye has given a Virginia Beach group $14,000 in campaign donations that he received two years ago from U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, a New York legislator recently accused of violating House ethics rules.

Nye, a Democrat representing the 2nd Congressional District,, donated the money on Wednesday to Vetshouse Inc., a non profit group that assists homeless military veterans, said his spokesman, Clark Pettig, on Friday.

Rangel resigned Wednesday as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee after an ethics panel accused him of accepting Caribbean trips from a corporation in violation of House rules.

Nye decided to donate the money after the ethics panel issued its preliminary report, Pettig said.

Read more: (Bill Bartel, “Nye Donates $14,000 from Disgraced N.Y. Legislator,” The Virginian-Pilot, 03/06/10)