DeLay Raised Roughly $1 Million in Third Quarter

The indicted former Majority Leader broke his own fundraising record last quarter, raising about $1 million, according to AP.

Can you say addicted to campaign money?

Here's one interesting source, given DeLay's oft-repeated invectives against lawyers:

Most of the money DeLay raised came from individuals. But he also gained heavy support from Winstead, Sechrest and Minick, a law firm headquartered in Dallas that gave a total of $125,650.

Any one have info on Winstead, Sechrest and Minick?

According to one report last week, DeLay is using the congressional committee to send out

derogatory information about the Texas prosecutor who led the investigation that resulted in indictments against DeLay charging conspiracy and money laundering.

And,

Delay is also soliciting donations for his re-election.

"Help Tom fight back," reads one of the solicitations on the www.TomDelay.com Web site.

We'll look into the filings some more to see if anything is intersting...

Update: A colleague sends this link along about Winstead. With that list, think they have any lobbying interests? Here's a blurb from their "government relations" practice:

Winstead has developed a sophisticated local, state, federal, and international government affairs practice that utilizes all of the firm’s offices. We view government affairs as the combination of strategic analysis and advocacy, supported by effective relations with local, state, and federal officials. Our attorneys are involved with governmental leaders in both the policy and campaign arenas.

"Our attorneys are involved with governmental leaders in both the policy and campaign arenas"?!?!? Translation: They give money during the campaign "arena" and collect paybacks in the policy-making "arena." Enough said.