And in an August 2001 email, Jack Abramoff directed the Louisiana Coushatta tribe to reissue a $25,000 check made out to DeLay's ARMPAC
, and redirect it to 60 Plus.
In the current negative mood toward Congress, Gerlach has encountered problems over $30,000 he received for his campaigns from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's ARMPAC
Luntz and ARMPAC
are hardly alone in their cynical search for mushy rhetoric designed to please a focus group.
Meanwhile, the tobacco money flowing into ARMPAC has helped DeLay become the most successful - and influential - fundraiser in the GOP Congress after Newt Gingrich.
Part of ARMPAC's power comes from its unique structure as both a federal and a state PAC.
ARMPAC gave $27,500 to 15 GOP candidates for the Virginia legislature and reported that it spent about $48,000 on fundraising expenses.