DeLay's defense fund active in third quarter

Rep. Tom DeLay’s (R-Texas) legal defense fund paid $278,467 in fees in the third quarter of this year, according to a new report by politicalmoneyline.com.

The Tom DeLay Legal Expense Trust paid $100,000 to Bracewell & Giuliani and $25,000 to attorney Dick DeGuerin.

McDermott, Will & Emery and McGuire Woods, the two other firms representing DeLay, were paid $55,000 and $70,000, respectively.

And attorney William White was paid $10,000.

In total, DeLay raised $318,020 between July and September of this year; individuals donated $177,020 and corporations kicked in $66,500. Members of Congress gave $73,500.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) gave $5,000 from his campaign committee and political action committee. GOP Reps. Wally Herger (Calif.), Joe Wilson (S.C.), Pete Sessions (Texas), and Buck McKeon (Calif.) contributed $5,000.

Retiring Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Ill.) gave $1,000.

The Texas-based companies giving the maximum $5,000 included Harmony Grove Inc., NL Industries, Panda Energy Management, Contran Corp., and CECO Pipeline Services Co.

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