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Herschel Walker's donates campaign money to charities

Herschel Walker’s failed campaign for the U.S. Senate has spent more than one and a half million dollars in contributions since his loss.

According to recently filed finance records, much of the monies went to Walker’s favorite charities and in support of political allies.

The AJC reports the donations include a million dollars to the Georgia GOP…a hundred thousand to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a quarter million dollars to the Horatio Alger Association which helps young people from low income families with higher education, and funding for a North Carolina camp for kids with medical conditions.

Federal campaign finance law allows candidates to donate campaign funds to charitable groups as long as the organization is operated exclusively for “religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational” purposes.

But the law forbids the charitable donations from being “converted in any way for the candidate’s personal use.”