Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Capito keeping ARMPAC money

The Charleston Gazette
October 5, 2005

Three Republican members of Congress have announced they will return campaign donations they received from Americans for a Republican Majority, a national political action committee run by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas.

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Tuesday that she has no immediate plans to return $48,500 she has received from DeLay's ARMPAC.

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Bill Burton, a spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said, "West Virginia families deserve to know why it is that ... Capito refuses to return money from indicted Congressman Tom DeLay. ...

"DeLay's indictment was only one part of a system of pay-to-play and lobbyist-driven legislating that he put into place. Unfortunately, Capito has supported and benefited this same culture which puts the special interests at the expense of middle-class families and our country," Burton said.

Charleston Gazette article

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