Wednesday, May 03, 2006


DeLay Legal Fee Update

Raw Story is reporting that Tom DeLay's legal bills in 2006 now top $400,000.

Not to worry.

According to OpenSecrets.org, as of March 31, 2006, DeLay's campaign committee had cash on hand of $1,450,959. As previously reported here, he can spend all of that on his legal defense. Of course, according to reports filed on February 15, upon which I based my last report, DeLay only had $1.3 million cash on hand. And, according to the Raw Story report, the $400,000 in legal fees paid by DeLay this year also include $110,000 from his campaign fund.

In essence, DeLay's campaign fund has become a $1.56 million legal defense fund.

1 comment:

John said...

Well, once Ronnie and the gang exhaust their fishing expedition, 'ole Tom can find other more productive uses for his cash. I wonder how much Ronnie has spent of taxpayer's dollars on his umpteenth inquisition. It's also rather curious that we have attorneys commenting on the expenditures made for perpetual legal fees, hmmm....