Kerry, Kennedy pony up for 2006

Under pressure from the netroots, they'll each give $500,000 to Democratic campaign committees.

By Tim Grieve

Published October 26, 2006 3:33PM (EDT)

Earlier this week, a spokesman for John Kerry dismissed calls for Kerry to share more of his war chest with Democratic candidates as the handiwork of "cowards" who "hide behind anonymous Web sites." It seems that Camp Kerry has had a change of heart: As the Boston Globe reports, Kerry and Ted Kennedy now say they're each giving $500,000 to the Democrats' House and Senate campaign committees.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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