Zinke gives $11K in campaign cash to foundation he started
By MATT VOLZ Associated Press
Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closed his congressional campaign account and given nearly all of the fundraising cash that was left to a charitable foundation he started and his wife runs.
Federal Election Commission reports show that Zinke, a former Republican U.S. representative from Montana, terminated his campaign account earlier this month.
The last transaction is a Dec. 8 payment of $11,594 to the Great Northern Foundation.
Zinke founded that nonprofit organization to maintain a park in Whitefish, Montana.
Zinke said Monday that he's not worried about the appearance of giving his campaign funds to the foundation because "you do right and fear no one."