Durham is the co-owner of an Ohio investment firm being investigated by the FBI. Thursday Democratic State Representative Ed Delaney said the political contributions totaling more than $800,000 should be sent to a bankruptcy trustee for Durham's company Fair Finance.
Most of that money went to Indiana Republicans including almost $200,000 to Governor Mitch Daniels.
"I'm calling on indiana political candidates and organizations and that's important to return any contributions that they received from tim durham and his companies. The reason is very simple. We're in an unprecedented situation where a bankruptcy trustee from Ohio, somebody who's responsible for gathering money for people who've been injured, has asked that that happen. I don't know how we decline that invitation."
"I think that needs to be done to restore confidence to the people of this state as well as people in the bankruptcy system that we're playing fair."
"We find ourselves in an amazing situation. Where in effect indiana campaigns and campaign organizations and political parties are being funded from the funds of ohio retirees without the consent of those retirees," said Delaney.
Late Thursday afternoon, Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi(R) issued a statement, saying the unspent money tied to Fair Finance would be sent to the Ohio bankruptcy trustee. Brizzi's office said unspent campaign money was somewhere between $2,500 and $5,000 and reiterated that if any of that money came from Durham's Fair Finance company, they would surrender it.