By Jonathan E. Kaplan - 11/01/05 12:00 AM EST
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 WilsonJoe WilsonA recipe for wasteful spending: South Carolina Pork with Russian Dressing GOP struggles to find women to lead House committees GOP rebuffs call to uphold Obama veto 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.