DeLay's Pay-to-Play Legacy Lives on Today

Washington, D.C.—Public Campaign Action Fund released the following statement today on the sentencing of former Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) to three years in prison.

Statement from David Donnelly, national campaigns director for Public Campaign Action Fund:

“Tom DeLay's sentence of three years is an appropriate price to pay for the corrupt and illegal money-laundering scheme he hatched and ran. He broke the law and must be held accountable for his actions.

“Tom DeLay may be going to prison, but the pay-to-play system he perfected and exploited is alive and well today in Washington.”

From 2004 to 2006 Donnelly ran the Daily DeLay weblog, which was the hub of news coverage, activism, and research on DeLay’s scandals. An archive of blog posts on DeLay’s many controversies is available here:http://campaignmoney.org/category/blog-tags/tom-delay.

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Public Campaign Action Fund works to hold politicians who are against comprehensive campaign finance reform accountable for where they get their political donations. Learn more at www.campaignmoney.org.