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Morris gets lone donation


Fort Wayne GOP Rep. Bob Morris received just one contribution following his outburst against the Girl Scouts earlier this year.

His latest campaign finance report filed Friday shows he raised $5,000 between Jan. 1 and April 13 -- all of which came via one donation from the Northeast Indiana PAC for Better Government.

The donation came April 10 -- well past the February airing of Morris' comments calling the Girl Scouts a "radicalized" organization that supports abortion and lesbianism.

The political action committee is financed by several prominent business executives, including Richard Freeland and Don McArdle. It has been a heavy player in local Republican politics for years, giving thousands of dollars to different campaigns.

Morris now has about $19,000 on hand. He is facing Democrat Lee Jordan in the fall. The state's online campaign finance database had not yet posted Jordan's latest report.

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