Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Green Will "Likely Return" Recent DeLay Cash

Mark Green (R-WI), under intense sustained pressure from his constituents, has said he will "likely return" recent contributions from indicted former Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC -- IF -- DeLay is convicted of a "serious crime."

But, The Wisconsin State Journal reports, "the amount in question would be $2,000, aide Mark Graul said last week, not the nearly $30,000 Green has received from DeLay over the course of his career."

Democratic Party Chairman Joe Wineke has urged Green to return DeLay's campaign cash.

"I just don't understand why anybody would want to be tied to this guy," Wineke said.

Good question. As pressure mounts on other members to distance themselves from DeLay, I have a feeling we'll be seeing more stories like this.


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