Brian Darling is a former corporate lobbyist "on gun rights and other issues" for the Alexander Strategy Group, a K Street, Washington, DC, lobbying firm founded by Ed Buckham, former Chief of Staff for Tom DeLay (R-Texas). Darling was also former general counsel for former Senator Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire). 
Darling, while serving as legal counsel to Senator Mel Martinez (R-Florida), admitted that he was "the author of a memo citing the political advantage to Republicans of intervening in the case of Terri Schiavo," Martinez said in an interview April 6, 2005. Darling "offered his resignation" and it was "immediately accepted," the New York Times reported, April 7, 2005.
- Brian Darling in the Wikipedia.
- "Campaign for America's Future Demands Explanation of Tom DeLay's Darlin Relationship. Majority Leader Connected to GOP Schiavo Strategy Memo Author," Campaign for America's Future, April 7, 2005.
- Bob Brigham, "Tom DeLay and Brian Darling" and "Brian Darling is only the fall guy," Swing State Project, April 7, 2005.
- Jerome Armstrong, "Brian Darling, Republican Senator Martinez, and the Schiavo memo," MyDD, April 7, 2005; also posted on Tom Paine website.
- Mike Allen, "Counsel to GOP Senator Wrote Memo On Schiavo. Martinez Aide Who Cited Upside For Party Resigns," Washington Post, April 7, 2005.
- Jon, "Schiavo Memo: The DeLay Connection," Think Progress, April 7, 2005.
- Mike Allen, "Martinez Staff Probes Memo Origin," Washington Post, April 8, 2005.
- Susan Jones, "Today's Attack on Tom DeLay Involves Guilt by Association," Cybercast News Service, April 8, 2005.