WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., has decided to give a $1,000 campaign contribution from Martha Stewart to charity, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
Until Stewart's conviction on lying and obstruction of justice charges, Clinton vowed she would give her friend and supporter "the benefit of the doubt" and hold on to the money.
The charity to which Clinton will give the money was not identified.
In all, Stewart has given $157,000 in political donations -- all to Democrats and almost all to the Democratic National Committee and panels to elect Democrats to the House and Senate.
The committee will keep the money, which was donated before Stewart's legal troubles.
"The donations were legal and lawful and three years ago, and there's no reason to return them," said committee spokesman Tony Welch.