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Lawmaker Who Blasted Girl Scouts Gets 1 Donation

Last updated on Monday, April 30, 2012

(FORT WAYNE) — An Indiana lawmaker who drew criticism earlier this year for calling the Girl Scouts a radical group that promotes abortions and homosexuality has received only one campaign contribution in the months since that controversy.

The Journal Gazette reported that Rep. Bob Morris' latest campaign finance report shows that between Jan. 1 and April 13, the Fort Wayne Republican raised $5,000 in a single donation from the Northeast Indiana PAC for Better Government.

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

Morris apologized for the tone of his February accusations against the Girl Scouts, but said he stands by his criticism of the national group.

In a February letter to his GOP cohorts in the House aimed at lobbying others to oppose a nonbinding resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, Morris referred to online research to back up a claim that the organization "is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood."

The Girl Scouts have flatly denied Morris' charges.

Morris was elected to the Indiana House in 2010, representing the 84th district.

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