Monday, November 7, 2005

Doolittle Using Campaign Funds to Help Tom DeLay

He's not the only one but he is tied with another Republican congressman as a top contributor. If I had made a contribution to Doolittle's campaign fund I'd be furious that my money could be going to Tom DeLay's Legal Defense Fund. Here's the scoop from the Sac Bee's the Buzz:

DeLay tactics

Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River, has joined the ranks of California GOP lawmakers kicking in cash to help Rep. Tom DeLay fight Texas charges of money laundering and conspiracy in connection with allegedly funneling corporate cash to state legislative candidates in 2002.

Lungren reported in his most recent campaign finance report that he had contributed $1,000 to the former House majority leader's legal defense fund.

But Lungren was outdone by Rep. Wally Herger, R-Marysville, who gave another $5,000 to DeLay during the cycle that ended Sept. 30. Herger is tied with Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, in total giving to the DeLay fund. Each has contributed $11,000 from his campaign account.

In all, California Republicans are responsible for $105,000 of the $467,000 DeLay's fund has received. All but three of the state's GOP members have ponied up, according to PoliticalMoneyLine.

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