Melissa Hart

News Round-up

Facts on the Attack?

Mike Soraghan writes up Colorado Rep. Bob Beauprez's #2 spot on the DeLay rankings in today's Denver Post. Beauprez spokesman Jordan Stoick calls the rankings the work of "an attack group," and refuses to respond to the fact that Beauprez has taken $20,000 in campaign contributions from ARMPAC, given $1,000 to DeLay's legal defense, and voted with the Majority Leader 96% of the time.

Breaking: Cole and Smith to recuse themselves from DeLay query

From the Associated Press:

Two Republican members of the House ethics committee will not participate in any investigation of Majority Leader Tom DeLay because they contributed to DeLay's legal defense chairman, the ethics panel chairman said Wednesday.

News round up, Monday morning

Over the weekend, two major pieces appeared regarding DeLay's friend Jack Abramoff, the disgraced superlobbyist at the center of the junkets and Native American casino scandals.

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.)

Rep. Melissa Hart

2 Political Junkies write up GOP Pennsylvania Rep. Melissa Hart's DeLay problems.