Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee

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Americans for a Republican Majority Political Action Committee, also known as ARMPAC, was former House Majority Leader Thomas D. DeLay's leadership committee. ARMPAC was "quietly closed" at the end of April 2007 "after a decade-long run as one of the most influential - and infamous - PACs run by members of Congress." [1]

DeLay's Political Money Carousel

ARMPAC was run by Jim Ellis, who was also the founder of Texans for a Republican Majority PAC (TRMPAC), DeLay's leadership political action committee.

TRMPAC was "launched, in part, with a $75,000 contribution" from ARMPAC, Texans for Public Justice reported June 28, 2004.

According to Federal Election Commission records, "in its first year DeLay's ARMPAC pulled in $312,000; in 1996, $681,000; and in 1998, $904,000. This year [2000], ARMPAC is on track to collect a staggering $2 million. The list of ARMPAC political contributors is twenty pages long, from Philip Morris and the National Rifle Association to banks, oil companies, insurers, drug makers, Merrill Lynch, and Microsoft." --Texas Observer, February 4, 2000.

See the main article on Tom DeLay and Complaints, Investigation & Indictments for details.

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