Rosie O'Donnell Regularly Made Campaign Donations to Dems Above Legal Limit

Actress and comedienne Rosie O'Donnell

The 56-year-old Emmy Award victor donated more than $90,000 to 50 federal candidates and committees during the 2017-2018 election cycle.

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones' campaign said Monday it would return $2,700 in excess contributions from comic Rosie O'Donnell after it was revealed over the weekend that the entertainer donated more than the legal limit to Jones and other Democratic candidates across the country.

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.

$2,950 to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) for his primary this year.

She also donated $3,450 to Omar Vaid, a congressional candidate in a district which covers portions of Staten Island and Brooklyn in nyc, fillings mentioned from the Post display.

All told, O'Donnell gave a total of $5,400 over the legal limit to the five candidates, using five different NY addresses, and in the Post's words, four variations of her name.

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D'Souza said, "Well it, seems clear what from what we know that Rosie broke the law and she broke the law five times. I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit". "I don't look to see who I can donate most to", she explained.

Using the ActBlue online fundraising system, which does not automatically prevent over-the-limit donations, she contributed the maximum of $2,700 in late September 2017. Her brother Tim handles the financial side of things. Vaid's office said that some of the money was designated to the "wrong election" and the information would be fixed. They promised to fix the filings. If 2700 is the cut off - [candidates] should refund the money, ' said O'Donnell. The limits apply separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. "I was not choosing to over donate".

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza is calling revelations that comedian Rosie O'Donnell made repeated, "oversized" donations to Democrats - using five addresses and four different names -"an egregious violation".

Both donors and candidates are legally liable for contributions over the limit.

This type of rule breaking is fairly common place amongst campaigns. Contributions over the limit can be refunded or counted toward a different election, and married donors can attribute the money to a spouse. However, multiple excessive donations may lead to an investigation. "Fines could result in such cases". She's known to give quite a bit of money to politicians.

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