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Walker to donate $3,500 received from white supremacist


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker plans to donate to charity 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.

Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that Walker will donate the money to charity.

The donations to Walker were part of $65,000 Holt has given to Republicans in recent years.

The Guardian newspaper says that three other Republican presidential candidates also received 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.

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