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Colin Powell Sends Charity Check To McCain...But No Endorsement

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:44 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:10 PM ET


CNN has learned the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain received a check Wednesday from former Secretary of State Colin Powell, providing a symbolic boost to the Arizona Republican's struggling White House bid. [...]

According to a review of Federal Election Commission records, Powell has not donated to any other candidate this year. [...]

UPDATE: Powell spokeswoman Peggy Cifrino confirmed to CNN that the retired General made the contribution after learning that the senator's campaign was low on funds, though she stressed this is not a formal endorsement of the candidate.

"John is a longtime friend of General Powell's," said Cifrino. "But he has not endorsed John McCain nor any other candidate."

Read the whole story: CNN


Filed by Nico Pitney  |