fundraising

From Green To Shiny Green

Recently released Abramoff email messages indicate that DeLay, via a phone call from the Majority Leader himself, demanded a $25,000 contribution for a GOP dinner from one of Abramoff's tribal clients. Abramoff passed on this message to the client and, voila, the money was donated within hours.

DeLay's ties to Abramoff are expanding from golfing and lavish trips to including the Majority Leader demanding money for GOP events and fundraisers (which is what the Justice Department and Senate investigators are looking at as well).

It's all about the money

A colleague of mine asked me today if I had any insight into what happens inside Tom DeLay's head. I started thinking..........

I'm Tom DeLay. I was indicted on money laundering charges stemming from moving $190,000 in corporate campaign contributions, and earlier today a judge just said that I had to stand trial for the crime. What do I do now?

I know! Hold a fundraiser with Vice President Dick Cheney!

Former aides repay DeLay

Samantha Levine of the Houston Chronicle profiles all the former DeLay aides who are repaying the indicted former Majority Leader with cash at tonight's fundraiser. Also, Public Citizen is holding a protest outside -- if you're in DC, near 101 Constitution Ave, attend from 5:30 to 6:30 and bring your own sign.

DeLay's Host Committee

PoliticalMoneyLine has DeLay's host committee:

DeLay’s Fundraising Host Committee
11/15/2005 11:32:53 AM

Pryce and Abramoff

The headline of this blog posting will tick off Ohio Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R). She's the one, a week ago or so, called disgraced lobbyist and DeLay-pal Jack Abramoff, who told the Columbus Dispatch, "We think he is a creep, and we hate him."

Headline says it all

GOP Lobbyists Plan Show of Support for DeLay, from Saturday's Washington Post.

They really don't care what it look like do they?

From the story:

DeLay is PAC Man

Through the first three quarters of the year, indicted former Majority Leader Tom DeLay led all House members in the amount of PAC money he took, according to this analysis (pdf) from the Federal Elections Commission. He raised $920,207 from PACs.

Check Your Mailbox

Have you received your invitation yet for the fundraiser that Vice President Dick Cheney is attending to raise money for embattled Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay?

No?

Well, apparently, according to the Houston Chronicle, the whole thing is very "hush-hush." Cheney's spokeswoman says it's being kept under wraps because of "security concerns."

Head of panel investigating DeLay held fundraising event at Abramoff's restaurant

This is interesting.

Rep. Melissa Hart (R-PA) has been tapped to head the subcommittee to investigate Tom DeLay, and his travel on the dime of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But Hart held a fundraiser last election cycle at Signatures, the restaurant Abramoff runs in Washington. She paid $1,587 on 9/23/03 for "catering costs" according to FEC record.

Impartial my ---.

(Thanks to a Daily DeLay reader for the tip.)

Newsweek: Abramoff says DeLay knew everything and is lying

Explosive.

From Newsweek: