Childers’ campaign rejects GOP ‘dirty money’ claims

National Republicans went after Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville on Monday, saying he had taken “dirty money” from a Texas congresswoman.

Childers’ campaign immediately denied it, saying the National Republican Congressman Committee is “desperately trying” to tie Rep. Eddie Berniece Johnson’s $2,000 contribution in 2008 to this year’s race against GOP nominee Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo.

“Nunnelee and his supporters in Washington are once against spewing political rhetoric,” the Childers campaign responded in an e-mail.