I've been wondering about this. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the bugman is having a wee bit of trouble funding his legal defense. Delay's Defense Fund in the Red
WASHINGTON - Embattled U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay raised more money for his legal defense in 2005 than ever before but still owes hundreds of thousands of dollars to lawyers, according to documents released Tuesday.
DeLay, fighting an indictment in Texas on charges of illegal fundraising while facing scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Washington for his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, raised $181,851 between Oct. 1 and the end of the year. That amount brought the total raised for his legal defense fund in 2005 to $590,520 — significantly more than the $439,550 recorded in 2004.
DeLay, of Sugar Land, raised $318,000 in the third quarter of 2005, during which he was indicted in Travis County. Perry said the falloff in the final three months should not be interpreted as a lack of enthusiasm among donors.
Yeah, I'll bet. Big contributors include Robert McNair (owner of the Texans) and Lonnie and Ken Pilgrim, and Pilgrim's Pride.
No pilgrim's pride chicken for the 4legger household.