Following the Rangel cash

Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-Pa.) said Monday that she will donate to charity $14,000 in contributions she received from beleaguered Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). 

Dahlkemper, who ignored a GOP call earlier this spring to return the money, is now the second House Democrat to announce she will give up the cash since news broke that the House Ethics Committee is charging Rangel with multiple violations. 

The National Republican Congressional Committee has called on dozens of Democratic members to return or donate money they received from Rangel and his leadership PAC.  

And the NRCC kept up the heat Monday afternoon, blasting out another set of releases targeting Democrats in 46 districts who have received money from Rangel, labeling each target “a typical Washington politician who is happy to fill [their] campaign account with dirty money while refusing to hold [their] party accountable for their tarnished record.”

Late Friday, Indiana Senate candidate and Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D) announced that he would donate to charity the $12,000 he received from Rangel.