Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sen. Allen Urged to "Hang Up Phone" on Prosser

A spokesperson for Jim Webb, Democratic senatorial candidate from Virginia, has urged Republican Senator George Allen to return substantial campaign donations he received from Jeffrey and Dawn Prosser of the Virgin Islands. Prosser, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this month, has been described as a "world-class phone sex operator" after making his fortune in off-shore phone sex traffic to Guayana. For the 2006 election, the Prossers have donated $8,400 to Allen's campaign.

Kristian Denny Todd, a spokesperson for Jim Webb, said:

George Allen yet again shows that his so-called ‘values’ are flexible when it comes to making a buck. If George Allen is so committed to his principles then he should hang up the phone on Prosser and return every penny that was contributed.

Senator Allen has received more money from the Prossers than any other candidate in this year's election, although Rep. Roy Blunt's "Rely on Your Beliefs" PAC raked in $10,000. Blunt's campaign has refused to refund the money.

At least one beneficiary of the Prossers' campaign donations, Rep. Jerry Weller of Illinois, is known to have written a letter to the prime minister of Belize and delivered it personally on Prosser's behalf.

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