New fellow Delay indictee paid by new Republican leader

Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 05:53 PM

Roy Blunt, the man who will be the new Republican Majority leader paid 88,000 to fellow Tom Delay indictee Jim Ellis.

Blunt is temporarily(?) replacing DeLay as House majority leader.

Federal Election Commission records show Blunt's Rely on Your Beliefs Fund retains a firm owned by Jim Ellis, one of three political associates of DeLay who have been indicted.

They're accused of scheming to use corporate political donations illegally to support candidates in state elections.

The records showed Blunt's group paid Ellis about $88,000 for services.

Ellis analyzes House campaigns for Blunt's PAC, which supports Republican challengers and incumbents in House races.

The chain of corruption is like the tendrils of the octopus, it reaches into everything.