Sarah Palin to Return Donations From Tainted Pols

VP nominee will donate contributions to charity

GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says she will give to charity more than $1,000 in campaign contributions from two Alaska politicians who were implicated in a sprawling public corruption scandal.

Palin's campaign announced late Thursday it will give back the $1,030 donated to her successful 2006 campaign for Alaska governor. It also will return another $1,000 from the wife of a once-powerful state senator, according to a spokesman for the presidential campaign of John McCain.

Palin has cast herself as a reformer who holds herself to the highest ethical standards. Campaign spokesman Taylor Griffin said he did not know which charity the money would go to, but expected the return to take place as early as Friday.

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