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Heller Giving Wynn Donations To Charity

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is giving money he received from Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn to charity, as is House Speaker Paul Ryan. Other Republicans have begun doing the same in light of allegations of sexual misconduct by the former Republican National Committee finance chairman.

Wynn, who stepped down as the RNC's finance chairman Saturday, gave Heller $5,400 last year, according to the Federal Election Commission. Heller is seeking re-election this year.

House Speaker Paul Ryan also is giving $1,000 from a Wynn-related business group to a Wisconsin charity, aides confirmed Monday.

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Wynn resigned as finance chairman Saturday. The Republican National Committee convenes this week in Washington for its annual winter meeting.

Earlier, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman announced he is giving the $5,400 he received from Wynn in 2016 to a charity aimed at stemming human trafficking in his state.