A lot of folks are running wth this story this morning, including InstaPundit.Com who quotes the LA TIMES…(hardly a bastion of conservative thinking)

“Sen. John F. Kerry sent 28 letters in behalf of a San Diego defense contractor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally funneling campaign contributions to the Massachusetts senator and four other congressmen.

Members of Congress often write letters supporting constituent businesses and favored projects. But as the Democratic presidential front-runner, Kerry has promoted himself as a candidate who has never been beholden to campaign contributors and special interests. . . .

Asked what he did to repay the money, Kerry’s campaign said Wednesday he had donated $13,000 to charity on Feb. 9 which was two days before Majumder’s guilty plea.”

Anyone still think Bush isn’t going to be able to defeat Kerry?