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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:49 PM
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Temporary Majority Leader Hired Consultant Charged as DeLay Co-Conspirator
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBGS9ME6EE.html

WASHINGTON (AP) - The political committee of Rep. Roy Blunt, who is temporarily replacing Rep. Tom DeLay as House majority leader, has paid roughly $88,000 in fees since 2003 to a consultant under indictment in Texas with DeLay, according to federal records.

Keri Ann Hayes, executive director of the Rely on Your Beliefs Fund, said the organization has been has been satisfied with the work done by Jim Ellis, but has not discussed whether he will be retained.

"We haven't had that conversation," she said. So far, she added, Ellis' indictment had no impact on his work.

Records on file with the Federal Election Commission show the fund linked to Blunt retains Ellis' firm, J.W. Ellis Co., and has made periodic payments for services. Political Money Line, a nonpartisan Internet tracking service, places the total at about $88,000.

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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:52 PM
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1. kick
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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2. Rely On Your Belifefs Fund??
What a goofy name.

And what's with all the rehiring of crooks and incompetents. Jeez, they must tons o' fun under the sheets.
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ncrainbowgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:02 PM
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3. Oh it gets better and better and better!
:kick:

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