Delay's Bama Money Laundering
Delay allegedly started an Alabama-based PAC (ARMPAC) solely to take advantage of our state's lax campaign finance regulations. Delay raised money in Alabama and then sent that money to a Texas based Delay PAC (TRMPAC) to help Republican candidates in the Lone Star state. ARMPAC also gave $11,000 to Bob Riley's 2002 gubernatorial campaign, but there have been no allegations leveled against Riley as of yet. For his part, Riley says he does not intend to return any of the $11,000 from ARMPAC.
State Rep Randy Hinshaw (D-Meridianville) has been leading the charge against such dishonest fundraising and has called on the AG's office to investigate the matter. True to from, Troy King does not seem eager to engage this issue and seems to be hoping the issue will just go away. I don't expect Hinshaw to let that happen.