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Abramoff Scandal
Abramoff not slowing down Burns, DeLay or Ney


The Jack Abramoff scandal has not slowed down fundraising efforts by lawmakers linked to the disgraced lobbyist, Bloomberg News reports.

Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), who is said to be the focus of a Department of Justice corruption probe, took in almost 80 percent more money in 2005 than in 2003, Bloomberg said. He is running for re-election and say s he won't drop out even if he is indicted.

Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana), whose former staffer has been contacted by federal investigators, raised $3.7 million for his campaign last year. His re-election ads accuse Abramoff of ripping off tribes.

Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), whose legal troubles forced him to step down as House majority leader, is also seeking re-election. He is still bringing in large, corporate donations, Bloomberg said.

Get the Story:
DeLay, Ney, Burns, Linked to Abramoff, See Campaign Gifts Surge (Bloomberg News 3/3)

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