Governor Scott Walker will donate a campaign donation from a white supremacist leader to charity.
Walker was one of several potential Republican presidential candidates to receive a donation from Earl Holt, the leader of the Council of Conservative Citizens. The group was mentioned in the manifesto of Dylann Roof, the gunman who opened fire in a Charleston, South Carolina church last week, killing nine people in a racially-motivated shooting.
The governor received a $3,500 donation from Holt. Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Monday that he would be donating the money to charity.
Other Republicans who received donations from Holt include U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), along with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.