In the past 10 years, DeLay, who declined to comment for this article, has given $3.47 million directly to House candidates through his political action and campaign committees, more than any other lawmaker.
Three of every four Republicans in the House have received donations from him. And he went to Texas to help negotiate a reorganization of the state's congressional districts that allowed the Republicans to pick up five seats last November, allowing the party to record a net gain of three seats nationwide in the 2004 elections.
Republicans have a 232-202 advantage over the Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Thanks yet again to OD1 for passing this gem along. As he points out, if the corporate powers that be decide that DeLay is a real hot potato, they'll drop him without a second thought.