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POLITICS: Tom DeLay and Roy Blunt drawing scrutiny over Donations

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posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 08:26 AM
Transactions transferring donations that ended up going from Delay's RNC party fund in a roundabout way to Roy Blunt, his son, Matt, now governor of Missouri, and DeLay's private charity should be investigated, according to Lawrence Noble, former chief government election enforcement investigator.
WASHINGTON - Tom DeLay deliberately raised more money than he needed to throw parties at the 2000 presidential convention, then diverted some of the excess to longtime ally Roy Blunt — now occupying DeLay's former post as House Majority Leader — through a series of donations that benefited both men’s causes.

When the financial carousel stopped, DeLay’s private charity, the consulting firm that employed DeLay’s wife and the Missouri campaign of Blunt’s son all ended up with money, according to campaign documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

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The plot thickens in the DeLay investigation. Now it has broadened as well to take in his replacement as speaker and the governor of Missouri. Following this money trail could shed some light on how the fundraising and election business is really conducted in Washington. I hope the public pays attention and learns a long overdue lesson about what our elected officials are doing with the powers we have granted them.

[edit on 6-10-2005 by Icarus Rising]


posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 09:18 AM
The other shoe keeps dropping. It appears that delay's situation is going to be around for awhile and that he will continue to be embattled for quite some time despite the claims that he is innocent that come from his supporters. This is bad news for the republicans even if he is eventually found not guilty.

Ive also noticed that various republicans office holders are falling all over themselves to return money received from delay and his associates. Ohioians are getting automated phone calls from democratic funded organizations urging them to call republican public officials in thier area and tell them to return delay's dirty money. I know several individuals in the 3rd and 7th congressional districts of ohio that have gotten the calls.

Perhaps paul simon should write a song, "And the states that are red turn to blue".

[edit on 6-10-2005 by df1]

posted on Oct, 6 2005 @ 10:56 AM
Its not such think as Innocent when it comes to money and greed, and then top it nicely with power and there you got it.

Tom DeLay, and occurs everybody that calls themselves closes friends and families will be all involved.

It's this a surprised? not is not, what it surprise me the most is the time that it took to get them.

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