Texas Hold ‘Em

That righteous cause known as the Tom Delay Legal Expense Trust has filed its quarterly report and, as always with these things, it offered up a few tasty afternoon tidbits. The trust reported raising $314,435 and spending $312,465, with the largest chunk of change (some $125,000) going to the Texas outpost of Rudy Giuliani’s law firm, Bracewell and Giuliani. On the donor side, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. gave $5000 and two New York defense attorneys — Daniel Benson and Marc Kasowitz of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres and Friedman — each gave $1000 and $5000 respectively.

— Lizzy Ratner