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What a local GOP leader says about DeLay

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 3 Days and Counting
From the Fort Bend Star

Today, the Daily DeLay simply is an excerpted column that appeared on October 20th in the Fort Bend Star, a local paper in DeLay's district. It was written by B.K. Carter, who is the owner and publisher of the newspaper and a sitting Republican precinct chair. It is perhaps the most comprehensive summary of who Tom DeLay is.

DeLay's Sleazy Fundraising: A Personal Story

The Daily DeLay: T-Minus 11 Days and Counting
DeLay's Sleazy Fundraising Practices

On April 3, 2001, the Associated Press reported that DeLay was making recorded calls to small business owners, promising them meetings with top Bush officials where they could voice their opinions on issues like tax reform in exchange a $20,000 contribution to join his "Business Advisory Council."

Coverage of Subpoena, Ads in Chron

The Houston Chronicle has a front page report on Tom DeLay's no good, terrible, very bad day yesterday, and the use of DeLay in campaigns around the country. (Not bad placement for a day when Astros coverage dominated local news.)

Featured in the story is the ad campaign we're launching today in Houston on broadcast TV newscasts:

Tom DeFlu: Tone deaf or out of touch

Tom DeLay was among the members of Congress to receive a flu shot, even as the issue of shortages ripple across America as a health and political concern.

Setting aside the possible validity of DeLay's reasoning, that he is in contact with lots of others and needs to prevent himself from spreading the flu, does anyone else believe he is just tone deaf on this, or is he really just out-of-touch?

Houston Chronicle endorses DeLay's opponent

The Houston Chronicle endorsed Richard Morrison, Tom DeLay's challenger, on Friday.

From the editorial:

The Houston region and the entire country will be better off [without DeLay].