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Susan Anderson of Public Campaign on the Air...

Our own Susan Anderson is talking on National Public Radio's the Kojo Nnamdi Show even as we type. Susan is discussing the Clean Elections movement, also known as "Clean Elections," that is growing around the country.

You can listen to the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU at 88.5 on your FM dial if you are in Washington, DC. You can also listen to the show via the internet by clicking here (the links to listen via the internet are in the upper left corner, just below the header on the web page).

Hotline Running Snippets of Vanity Fair Interview With Abramoff

Courtesy of the DailyKos, the Hotline Blog is posting snippets of an interview with Jack Abramoff that will be printed in Vanity Fair. From the blog:

"According to the Vanity Fair article, Pres. Bush once teased Abramoff about his muscular build. 'What are you benching, buff guy?'"

DeLay's Pre-Primary Report

Tom DeLay had to file his pre-primary fundraising and expenses with the FEC.

What do you see of note?

Here are some interesting notes:

No media expenses I can tell.

DeLay spent $92.01 for pest control on 2/8/06. I guess those cockroaches follow him everywhere, like homing pigeons.

He spent $3895 on rent in January and February. That seems very high.

Adweek Covers Tom DeLay Ad

Adweek covers Houston TV stations' turnabout in deciding to air the DeLay ad.

Protest Video

Check out this video of this morning's protest from Move On.

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Lots of News on our Ads

Today the Houston Chronicle runs a story saying that our DeLay ad is running on cable and on the Internet but that broadcast stations have caved into pressure. One key quote from the story:

Defiant DeLay refuses to acknowledge reality

Crooks and Liars has the video -- watch it here.

He refused to take one iota of responsibility. He also claimed he'll win re-election in November.

Strangest re-election kick-off speech I've ever heard.

Wonkette Does Abramoff, in the Times

This is funny.

Ana Marie Cox, aka Wonkette, writes up the Abramoff guilty pleas in entertaining fashion.

People to Congress: You're Corrupt

A short, three question AP/Ipsos public opinion poll (pdf):

How serious a problem is political corruption in the United States today? Would you say

Very serious -- 51
Somewhat serious -- 37
Not too serious -- 8
Not at all serious -- 3
Not sure -- 1

Total Serious -- 88
Total Not Serious -- 11

Round Up

Judge Priest's DeLay ruling gets front-page billing in major dailies today. There are lots of opportunities for guessing-the-anonymous-source, particularly when talking about DeLay's political future--or lack thereof.