The C.E.O. of Komen, which cut off Planned Parenthood, supports Santorum, Cantor and Bush

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Much of the speculation over today's decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to discontinue future funding for Planned Parenthood has centered on Karen Handel, a vice president for policy at Komen, who once ran for governor of Georgia promising to defund the family-planning organization.

But Nancy Brinker, the founder and C.E.O. of the Komen foundation, has long supported conservative, pro-life candidates, giving more than $100,000 to Republican candidates and causes across the country.

A quick review of her contributions on the F.E.C. website shows numerous donations to George W. Bush, Eric Cantor and Rick Santorum, in addition to large donations to the Republican National Committee.

In 2001, Bush appointed her ambassador to Hungary—ambassadorships often go to particularly committed donors—and was named Chief of Protocol of the United States during his second term.  

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On MSNBC this afternoon, Brinker told Andrea Mitchell the decision wasn't politically motivated.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged this afternoon to make up part of the shortfall personally, by matching donations to Planned Parenthood up to a total of $250,000.