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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 12:07 PM
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DeLay stays neutral on a fight between constituents and contributors
OUTRAGE

U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay hasn't publicly taken sides in a simmering controversy over the construction of a hazardous-cargo rail line through his Houston-area district.


But he has political ties to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Co., which is part of a consortium seeking to build and operate the proposed 12.8-mile San Jacinto Rail Line, which would run from the Bayport Industrial District on the Houston Ship Channel to the Clear Lake area.

In 2002, Burlington Northern gave $26,000 to Texans for a Republican Majority, a political action committee founded by DeLay, R-Sugar Land. Travis County prosecutors are investigating whether those contributions and other corporate donations were illegally used to influence Texas legislative races that year.

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DeLay spokesman Jonathan Grella said Wednesday the congressman remains neutral in the rail-line fight and isn't being influenced by his ties to Burlington Northern. He said DeLay hopes the opposing sides can work out their differences


http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2...

Unbelievable - the asshole actually shows the middle finger to his constituents because he has other interests - those of his contributors.

I really hope his opponent wins the election.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 12:08 PM
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1. Oh, his constituents better know about his ties to the special interests
so that they send him packing.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-04 12:15 PM
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2. Ofcourse he will stay silent and will.......
stay silent for a long time to come, after his ass is in the lockup, besides he does not have a vote in sugar land anymore,after selling their right to a telephone company (Altel) that are reaping people off plenty.

Will be glad to see the back of him, thats forsure!


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