Chris Cillizza at The Fix reports that Rep. Tom DeLay's legal troubles are proving to be a fundraising bonanza. Not just for the DeLay's Democratic challenger for the Texas-22 district, Nick Lampson. Big donors are also rushing to support the embattled GOP rep:
From July 1 to Sept. 30, DeLay raised $920,000, almost triple the $323,00 that Lampson collected. DeLay's haul brought his total fundraising for the first nine months of 2005 to $2.3 million. (DeLay raised $2.8 million for the entire 2004 cycle.) In fact, following DeLay's indictment by a Travis County grand jury on Sept. 28, he received a slew of donations from individuals and political action committees, most notably the Wal-mart Stores Inc. PAC, which gave DeLay $5,000 on Sept. 30.
There goes their squeaky-clean, family-values image.