03.31.06

The DeLay/Abramoff Taint Hits Rep.John Carter

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:20 pm by wcnews

Here’s the link, Texans received contributions from convicted DeLay aide, thanks to Capitol Annex.

The guilty plea Friday by a former aide to Tom DeLay in a federal bribery and lobbying probe started another round of politicians shedding tainted contributions.

At least three Texas members of Congress received contributions from Tony Rudy, DeLay’s former deputy chief of staff. Rudy admitted to conspiring with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff while working for DeLay, R-Sugar Land, and when he became a lobbyist.

There is no allegation that DeLay did anything wrong.

Rudy contributed $3,000 to DeLay, $1,000 to Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, and $500 to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Flower Mound.

Carter gave the equivalent of his contribution to Agape Pregnancy Resource Center in Round Rock on March 15, as things began to look more grim for Rudy, said Carter spokeswoman Amy Swanstrom on Friday.

“U.S. Rep. Carter wanted to avoid any appearance of impropriety, so he decided to give away all money that could be connected to Abramoff in any way,” Swanstrom said. An official at the center said she had no information about the contribution and could not discuss donor information.

This really shouldn’t surprise anyone. It is, of course, common knowledge how close Rep. Carter and Rep. DeLay are, here, here and here.

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  1. Eye on Williamson » John Carter’s Latest Has More DeLay/Abramoff Ties said,

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