Ethics questions swirling around U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay mounted Thursday when a Texas judge ruled that a committee formed by the powerful Republican had violated state law by failing to disclose $600,000 in mostly corporate donations.
State District Judge Joe Hart in Austin made the ruling in a lawsuit filed by five Democratic candidates defeated in 2002 by Republicans who received money from Texans for a Republican Majority, a political action committee founded by DeLay to help Republicans capture the Texas Legislature.
The Daily DeLay has more here and here. DeLay wasn't himself a defendant, and this is only one case. But it represents perhaps the most overt bruise on DeLay's ethical character he's sustained to date.
The blogosphere seems awfully quiet about this. Kos has a blurb, of course. But that's about it. I know most people aren't as rabid about this issue as I am, but still, nothing? Not even from the anti-corruption center? I may have to break my long silence over at Centerfield and put something up myself.