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

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 WilsonJoe WilsonDemocrats urged to be 'respectful' during Trump address Five things to watch for in Trump’s address A guide to the committees: House MORE (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.