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DeLay's Financial Ties Spread Across House GOP

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DeLay's Financial Ties Spread Across House GOP

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DeLay's Financial Ties Spread Across House GOP

DeLay's Financial Ties Spread Across House GOP

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DeLay's Contributions

Since 1989, Rep. Tom DeLay — through his campaign committee and his political action committee, ARMPAC — has given more than $2.2 million in cash and in-kind contributions to his fellow House Republicans. Find out who's received what:

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) is one of many lawmakers running so-called leadership PACs, which form a kind of interdependent web of campaign finance: Members give money to each other and swap donor lists. MajorityLeader.gov hide caption

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As House Republican Leader Tom DeLay faces a likely investigation from the House Ethics Committee, his financial ties raise the specter of a conflict of interest in a probe. DeLay has contributed money to all five Republican members of the ethics panel — and to almost every other House Republican.