The Herald reports:
Labour’s Te Tai Tokerau candidate Kelvin Davis says he will donate money given to his campaign by National-aligned bloggers to Rape Crisis.
National’s pollster David Farrar and Whaleoil blogger Cam Slater both donated about $100 to Mr Davis’ campaign after a Facebook post Mr Davis wrote criticising Kim Dotcom and the deal with Internet Mana, and asking for donations.
Mr Davis said he had received the donations in his campaign account and would not return them, but nor would he use them on his electorate campaign.
“I’m going to donate it to Rape Crisis and thank them very much for their contribution to my anti-sexual violence campaign. I’m pleased people want to give so generously to the sexual and domestic violence campaign. It’s fantastic of them and it’s great that men are stepping up.”
I’m delighted I can assist a Labour MP to do something meaningful about domestic and sexual violence, as opposed to merely apologising for being a man!
Also give Kelvin credit that unlike Hone, Kelvin will be choosy over whom he takes money from
I understand Kelvin received well over $1,000 in donations from our blog readers, so we look forward to him actually putting some billboards up in Northland, from the other donations