Tom DeLay

A Graphic Graphic

Where Tom DeLay spends his donors money, courtesy of an AP graphic designer:


(From Juanita.)

End of the Year Goal

We don't fundraise often at the Daily DeLay, but today we're making an exception. The public needs to know about corrupt politicians and we plan to tell them -- in targeted districts around the country in 2006.

Want your member of Congress to know what you think of DeLay?

Yesterday's AP article and this morning's story about DeLay-pal lobbyist Jack Abramoff possibly reaching a plea agreement soon, raises the question once again:

Isn't it time that Tom DeLay should just resign from Congress?

Ask your member of Congress this question.

Abramoff singing, but what tune?

Anne Kornblut of the New York Times scoops this story, which may have more serious implications than the earlier AP story for DeLay, on how Jack Abramoff is discussing a deal with prosecutors.

And a Peak Into DeLay's Lavish Lifestyle

A major investigation by The Associated Press is a must read. It shows what Tom DeLay does with all that special interest money--over the past six years, he's spent more than $1 million on:

...48 visits to golf clubs and resorts with lush fairways; 100 flights aboard company planes; 200 stays at hotels, many world-class; and 500 meals at restaurants, some averaging nearly $200 for a dinner for two.

DeLay Throws His Hat Into Ring

DeLay has officially filed for the March 7 GOP primary.

Some GOP Members Turning On DeLay

CQ (no link available) reports today that some Republicans have approached House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) asking for his help to urge Tom DeLay to give up his goal to return to the leadership. Hastert says he won't do it. A "senior Republican" is quoted saying that “The chances of a leadership election are better than 50-50."


Be Careful What You Email

For a peek into the Judge Pat Priest's chambers, read the report in the Austin American-Statesman on how he has apologized in a previously confidential email to Tom DeLay's legal team and prosecutors about the "very confused state" of the trial.

DeLay's Leadership Post Is Slip Sliding Away

With talk of new leadership elections swirling around the House, DeLay’s lawyers are trying to get his trial put back on the "fast track." Because of a cancelled hearing scheduled for the 27th and an appeal request by prosecutors, the proceedings and build up to the trial could drag on for weeks even months--which wouldn't bode well for the Hammer.

Connecticut: Simmons and Courtney Spar Over Contributions

Political contributions are becoming a hot topic in a congressional race in Connecticut. Incumbent Rep. Simmons is dogging challenger Joe Courtney over contributions he received from Rep. Pelosi's PAC. Simmons is getting heat for the $39,000 that he took from DeLay over the years (and which he refuses to return). More on the story can be found at the Norwich Bulletin.