ABC: MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom DeLay, the former House GOP majority leader whose connections to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff brought scandal and disgr
September 2, 2008

ABC:

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tom DeLay, the former House GOP majority leader whose connections to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff brought scandal and disgrace to the Republican party, returned to the spotlight in Minneapolis last night, helping to host a private party that drew hundreds of delegates and Republican officials.

DeLay's arrival was hardly welcomed by the campaign of Sen. John McCain. McCain led the Senate investigation that revealed many of the abuses connected to Abramoff, and DeLay has criticized McCain for years.

"He is no friend of ours," said one McCain campaign official. "But you can't really keep him out of the city."Read on...

The stink of Jack Abramoff just won't wash off the GOP. First John McCain attends a fundraiser coordinated by Abramoff buddy Ralph Reed, and now the poster child for Republican corruption shows up at his convention and is lauded by the party faithful as a hero. There's no love lost between Delay and McCain and the Bug Man's presence at his convention is a clear slap in the face. That's gonna leave a mark...

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