Tom DeLay’s Legal Defense Fund Needs A Legal Defense Fund

As you may remember, we’ve been keeping a close eye on Tom DeLay’s legal defense fund. Through the “Drop the Hammer” campaign, we pressured three major corporate donors to stop contributing.

Now, DeLay’s legal defense fund is facing more problems:

Congressional records show that DeLay accepted contributions from five lobbyists and one lobbying firm totaling $8,000 between 2001 and 2004. He has returned $3,500 from two of the donors.

By my calculation, that leaves $4,500 in illegal contributions outstanding.

Full disclosure: four other politicians, from both sides of the aisle, also accepted illegal campaign contributions from lobbyists.