Rep. Betty Sutton's (D-Ohio) reelection campaign is giving money donated by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) to charity.
Sutton will donate $1,000 to a shelter for homeless women and a nonprofit for American veterans. The $1,000 is the amount of money Weiner's campaign committee donated to Sutton's campaign last year according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Sutton's decision to donate the money comes after Weiner admitted on Monday to sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman in Washington state through Twitter. Weiner also admitted on Monday to having had "inappropriate" correspondence with six women over the last three years.
The National Republican Congressional Committee sent emails to voters in Sutton's district and 17 others asking if their Democratic representatives would give back campaign donations from Weiner. A spokesman for Sutton said that her decision to give back the money was so she could continue to do the job she was elected to do in Ohio.
Sutton was the first Democratic lawmaker to call on Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) to resign last year after the longtime lawmaker came under an ethics cloud.
She faces a tough reelection next year that could be made more difficult be redistricting in Ohio.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday formally asked the ethics committee to investigate Weiner.