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At least one of Wheeler's opponents, Sarah Iannarone, had called him to return Sondland's donations.

COURTESY PHOTO: C-SPAN - Gordon Sondland was confirmed as U.S. ambassador to the European Union in June 2018. This photo is from his confirmation hearing broadcast by C-SPAN.Mayor Ted Wheeler's re-election campaign will donate $16,000 in contributions from Portland hotel owner and European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland to eight local nonprofits and a national coalition supporting the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Wheeler's campaign announced the donations Tuesday, Nov. 5, after Sondland revised his previous testimony to Congress, admitting that he knew United States' military aid was being withheld to Ukraine until that country's leadership released a statement about investigating a giant energy company as Trump wanted. Hunter Biden, son of former Vice President Joe Biden, was a board member of the energy company.

One of Wheeler's potential campaign opponents, Sarah Iannarone, had called him to return Sondland's donations.

Jennifer Arguinzoni, Wheeler's campaign manager, said the mayor wanted to give Sondland opportunity to explain his involvement in the growing scandal before making a decision.

You can read an earlier Portland Tribune story about Sondland's testimony here.


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