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February 27, 2006

SENATOR'S CHARITY

A nonprofit group established by Sen. Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, donated just 40 percent of the $1.25-million it spent over a four-year period to charitable causes and put the rest toward salaries and other overhead expenses, reports the Associated Press. Operation Good Neighbor, which says it promotes “compassionate conservatism” by providing grants to small nonprofit groups, is based at the same address as Mr. Santorum’s Philadelphia campaign office, and some of the same people who worked on his campaign now work at the charity. Officials of the charity and aides to Mr. Santorum did not comment in the article.