Vitter Camp Receives Donation From Deceased Woman

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David Vitter recently received a campaign donations from a woman who passed away in December, 2009, FEC documents reveal.

According to a notice of contributions Vitter filed on August 17, he received an August 16 donation of $1000 from Anna Gumpertz of Toluca Lake, CA — a regular contributor to Republican candidates and causes. The only problem is, Gumpertz died of a heart attack last year.

Vitter’s campaign was not immediately available for comment.She is survived by her husband Donald, who also continues to donate to the GOP, including to Vitter. According to FEC documents, he has donated over $7000 to Vitter’s campaign in the past year, apparently exceeding the statutory limit. He too was not immediately available by telephone at his office in California.

According to FEC documents, Anna Gumpertz has also donated to Republicans for Choice PAC three times since her death, and also to Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA).

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