The Chron has an overview of the TAB/TRM investigation so far. No new information for those who have been following this from the get-go, but a pretty good recap for those who've tuned in late. You know those "Previously on" clips that you see at the beginning of 24 or Angel? It's like that.
Ironically, TRMPAC didn't need to raise $600,000 in corporate donations. With the dominance of the Republican Party in Texas, a GOP House majority was all but assured. What TRMPAC's backers wanted was the right kind of Republican majority, one that would put off school finance reform and devote most of last year to congressional redistricting, a majority that would do DeLay's and business lobbyists' bidding rather than the voters'.