Politics

Texas Energy Company Showered DeLay Family…Literally

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Raw Story reports:

A Texas energy company being investigated with regards to improper fundraising by those connected with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) held a baby shower for DeLay’s daughter Danielle Ferro in May 2002–and the event was attended by lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who paid for some of the congressman’s overseas travel

The shower, reported in the Washington, D.C. newspaper Roll Call Jun. 10, 2002…was held at the Washington offices of Reliant Energy Inc., a Texas-based power company that has given heavily to DeLay and his political action committees.

Donations from Reliant to DeLay’s Texas PAC – some of which occurred while key energy legislation was being drafted – are now the subject of a Texas state probe. And Reliant has contributed $20,000 to DeLay’s legal defense fund.