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DeLay's Sleazy Fundraising: A Personal Story

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 11 Days and Counting
DeLay's Sleazy Fundraising Practices

On April 3, 2001, the Associated Press reported that DeLay was making recorded calls to small business owners, promising them meetings with top Bush officials where they could voice their opinions on issues like tax reform in exchange a $20,000 contribution to join his "Business Advisory Council."

Quid. Pro. Quo. T-Minus 13 Days and Counting

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 13 Days and Counting
DeLay offered quid pro quo endorsement to son of Rep. Nick Smith in exchange for Smith’s vote on Medicare.

Earlier this month, Tom DeLay was reprimanded, rebuked, admonished, etc. by the House Ethics Committee for offering a political favor to Congressman Nick Smith (R-MI) in exchange for his support for Bush's Medicare plan.

The Ethics Committee wrote:

Money in Politics in the News

The SPECIAL INTEREST SPOTLIGHT is normally going to be a weekly take on money in politics in coverage of the presidential race.