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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: The auction has begun Reply with quote

The potential GOP candidates for 2012 appear to be determined not to be outspent. Looks like the sale is on.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/13/us/politics/13donate.html

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good thing big money doesn't always prevail.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing new in Republican fund raising. From Sourcewatch: On September 28, 2005, DeLay was indicted in Austin, Texas on criminal charges of conspiracy to violate election laws in 2002 by a Travis County, Texas grand jury. The following week, on October 3, he was indicted yet again on a money laundering charge. The allegations stemmed from the involvement of DeLay's PAC, TRMPAC, in funneling corporate contributions to state campaigns during the 2002 election cycle. The Republican victories that year in the Texas Legislature led to the controversial 2003 Texas congressional redistricting.

In accordance with Republican Caucus rules, DeLay temporarily resigned from his position as House Majority Leader, and later, after pressure from fellow Republicans, announced that he would not seek to return to the position.

DeLay publicly denied the charges, saying that they were motivated by the partisan actions of Democratic Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle.[22] After DeLay moved to dismiss all charges, trial judge Pat Priest dismissed one count of the indictment, alleging conspiracy to violate election law; however, Judge Priest denied DeLay's motion to dismiss the charges alleging money laundering and conspiracy to engage in money laundering, and the prosecution is proceeding on those charges.

On April 5, 2006, DeLay announced that he would be stepping down from his seat in Congress by early June.

See Congresspedia page on the Texas redistricting scandal.

Here's what he has to say about the Tea Party: Im rooting for the Tea Party activists, Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, mainly because we saw it in the Texas primaries. I watched it very closely. The Tea Party activists ran a lot of people against Republican incumbents. . . . the Tea Party activists dont like whats going on, but they dont like the Republicans either.
And it was a real message to the Republicans that they better welcome these people in, because now they voted in the Texas primary they are Republicans.

Yes siree, I really like the new politicians that come in uncorrupted!
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