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UPDATED: Fundraising with Fidel. Who's next? "Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong Il?"

Hinchey UPDATE: The congressman's office calls to note that the fundraiser in question was in 2007 -- not recently.

Capitol Hill Cubans has this to say of New York Democrat Maurice Hinchey's recent fundraiser -- promoted with a picture of Hinchey chatting with Fidel Castro:

"U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) seems to think murderous dictators are a popular fundraising tool.

"This past summer, Hinchey hosted a 'Maurice Goes to Cuba Event' to raise money for his Congressional race. The invitation (seen below) features Hinchey's friendship and efforts on behalf of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

"Perhaps for his next event, he's considering Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Kim Jong Il."


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