The Washington Times reported Tuesday that Clinton, D-N.Y. and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., requested a $900,000 earmark for Watson’s Cold Harbor Lab in New York to be used for cancer research.
Watson won the Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking DNA discoveries; however he resigned last week after making controversial remarks about the intelligence levels of black people.
Congressional sources told the Times that the controversy would likely scuttle the earmark.
A Clinton spokesman confirmed that Watson donated a total of $3,000 to her campaign but denied any quid pro quo in regards to the Cold Harbor earmark.
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