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Hare asks opponent to give back donation

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 2:27pm
Manufacturing.net

Democratic Congressman Phil Hare is asking his Republican opponent in the November election to give back a campaign contribution from a company cited for worker's death in 2007.

Hare made the request of Bobby Schilling during an appearance Monday at the Galesburg Labor Temple.

WGIL in Galesburg reports the 17th District congressman contends Schilling shouldn't be associated with Cintas, an industrial laundry firm.

An Ohio worker allegedly fell into an industrial dryer and died after trying to fix a piece of equipment. Cintas was cited by OSHA in 2008.

Hare says Schilling's campaign should give back $5,800 in donations from Cintas, or donate the funds to the victim's family.

In a statement, Schilling says Hare is exploiting the worker's death for his campaign's gain. The statement didn't indicate if Schilling will give back the money.

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Information from: The Register-Mail, http://www.register-mail.com

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