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Tom DeLay's Quiet New York Trip

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Tom DeLay's Quiet New York Trip

Tom DeLay's Quiet New York Trip

Tom DeLay's Quiet New York Trip

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Rep. Tom DeLay is the House Majority Leader and in many minds the most influential Republican in the Congress. He has made his reputation as a strong advocate for his ideas and a matchless fundraiser for candidates and causes. At one time he had planned to make this convention in New York City — the richest source of political money — the apogee of his fundraising career. But problems arose, and the man once called "The Hammer," shifted strategies. NPR's Peter Overby reports.