On Monday, Doug Turner, the campaign treasurer for Sen. Doug Jones’ (D-Mountain Brook) 2017 special election campaign, responded to an allegation that first surfaced in a New York Post report in which their campaign was accused of receiving an “illegally oversized campaign donation” from Rosie O’Donnell.
Turner said in a statement to Yellowhammer News the campaign will seek to bring the situation into “full compliance” and return the amount in excess of $2,700.
“Ms. O’Donnell made two separate contributions to the Jones campaign. 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. Using the same online system, she contributed again the day before the election. The campaign will bring this situation into full compliance which, in this case, will be done with a refund of the amount over $2,700.”