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Resource ID: #21659
Subject: Campaign Finance
Source: American-Statesmen (Austin, Texas)
Date: Feb. 17, 2004, through Dec. 10, 2004



This series of stories exposes how Republican leaders and business interests in Texas used secret corporate donations to help finance the campaigns of Republicans who ultimately assumed control of the state Legislature. A state law prohibits corporate money from being spent on campaign activity. Following the newspaper's initial investigation, three associates of U.S. House Majority Leader Tom Delay of Texas and eight corporations were indicted by a grand jury.

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