Demand stations run our ad

FactCheck.org just released its analysis of our ad that is sitting gathering dust at Houston TV stations as station managers remain cowed by Tom DeLay's bullying.

Guess what? It's factual:

DeLay's primary complaint is that the ad refers to "one million dollars from Russian tycoons to allegedly influence his vote." In fact, The Washington Post has reported just such an allegation. It quoted the former president of an advocacy group as saying DeLay's former chief of staff told him that Russians contributed $1 million to the group in 1998 specifically to influence DeLay's vote on legislation.

We've faxed the FactCheck.org analysis to the stations, and we're urging that people email or call:

Jim Jossolyn, General Manager
KPRC-NBC
(713) 222-2222

Peter Diaz, General Manager
KHOU-CBS
(713) 526-1111

Henry Florsheim, General Manager
KTRK-ABC
(713) 666-0713

D’Artagnan Bebel, General Manager
KRIV-FOX
(713) 479-2600

You know what to do. Report what you hear on this thread.

Update: The Houston Chronicle's Samantha Levine, again, covers the controversy.