Now that Tom DeLay has been indicted and stepped down as majority leader after a long-running investigation into shady campaign finance dealings, the GOP is trying to spin the case as a "parisan vendetta" with "no basis in the facts or law." DeLay's spokesman implies that Travis County (TX) DA Ronnie Earle is a Democratic operative. Yet, Earle has doggedly gone after and brought down far more Democrats than Republicans, including high-profile ones like US Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis. Earle says, and Media Matters confirms, that 11 of 15 politicians prosecuted by Earle have been Democrats.
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