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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 10/6/2005 6:53:49 AM EDT
Just another article by someone that hates Delay specifically, and the GOP as a whole. I do find it funny (so to speak) that the writer accuses Delay of raising "more money than needed" - yet the writer has NEVER run for public office. I can tell you from experience, when you're running for office, you can never have TOO MUCH money!!


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DeLay, Successor Blunt Swapped Donations

By JOHN SOLOMON and SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writers Wed Oct 5, 7:17 PM ET

WASHINGTON -
Tom DeLay deliberately raised more money than he needed to throw parties at the 2000 presidential convention, then diverted some of the excess to longtime ally Roy Blunt through a series of donations that benefited both men's causes...

None of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations DeLay collected for the 2000 convention were ever disclosed to federal regulators because the type of group DeLay used wasn't governed by federal law at the time...

Spokesmen for the two Republican leaders say they disclosed what was required by law at the time and believe all their transactions were legal...

Blunt and DeLay planned all along to raise more money than was needed for the convention parties and then route some of that to other causes, such as supporting state candidates...
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