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US Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX-22)

US Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX-22) was the House majority leader; he was indicted in September 2005 and stepped down from his leadership position. On 3 April 2006, he told media sources that he would not run for re-election, despite winning the March primary, and would resign before June.

US Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX)
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Former Majority Leader to Resign; Will Not Seek Re-Election
Blog Post. Monday 3 April 2006. In a stunning about-face, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX-22) has decided to drop out of his race for re-election, according to the Washington Post, and will leave Congress before November, perhaps by the end of May, according to Time.

Republican Leadership Legal Woes
Blog Post: Saturday 19 November 2005. More documents have been subpoenaed in the money laundering case against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX). But DeLay's legal woes didn't stop 67 lobbyists from holding a $200,000 fund-raiser for him Thursday night.

DeLay Invited to Testify, Lawyer Concedes
Blog Post: Friday September 30, 2005 What would Judge Judy say? The attorney representing Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) told the Houston Chronicle that the former House Majority Leader had been invited to testify before the grand jury investigating possible illegal campaign contributions. This is in direct contrast to DeLay's assertion on MSNBC.

DeLay Indicted, Steps Down as Majority Leader
Blog Post: Wednesday September 28, 2005 House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) has been indicted by a Texas grand jury, becoming the first House leader indicted in a century and the highest ranking member to face criminal charges. The charge is felony criminal conspiracy involving illegal corporate political donations.

DeLay's PAC Flunks Audit
Blog Post: Tuesday August 16, 2005 The Austin (TX) American Statesman reports that a Federal Election Commission audit found that Americans for a Republican Majority - Rep. Tom DeLay's "premier" political action committee, "used more unregulated 'soft' money than was allowed for fund-raising and get-out-the-vote activities" in the 2002 election.

Ethics Logjam Broken
Blog Post: Wednesday June 29, 2005 The US House of Representatives Ethics Committee has been out to a long lunch this year; it has met exactly one day since the House convened in January. For months, the Democrats refused Republican efforts to change rules; Republicans, reportedly, finally gave up. Next came appointing the person to oversee an investigation of Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX).

Judge Rules in DeLay PAC Case
Blog Post: Wednesday June 1, 2005 Texas District Judge Joe Hart (Austin) ruled last week that a political action committee (PAC) established by US House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay was guilty of failing to report $600,000 in contributions, primarily from corporations. Since 1905, Texas law has explicitly prohibited corporate or union donations to political campaigns.

Gerrymandering, Texas Style
Blog Post: Wednesday October 20, 2004 Funny, but when I was in school, gerrymandering was a bad thing. Given the latest US Supreme Court decision on the Texas redistricting process -- pushed through in part by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay last year -- I decided that a picture might be worth a thousand words. It's actually worth more

DeLay Censured Again
Blog Post: Thursday October 7, 2004 The House Ethics Committee has reprimanded Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) for the second time in a week.

DeLay Overshadowed by Debate News
Blog Post: Friday October 1, 2004 The House Ethics Committee has found that Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) broke House rules by offering a quid pro quo to Rep. Nick Smith (R-MI).

DeLay Aide Indicted; DeLay Subject to Ethics Probe
Blog Post: Friday September 24, 2004 A funny thing happened in Texas after the 2002 election: for the first time since the Civil War, the legislature had a Republican majority. A grand jury has indicted Jim Ellis, a paid consultant to Texans for a Republican Majority (TFRM) PAC, for illegal campaign contributions made during that election.

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