Texas

Slowed to a trickle because of the drip, drip, drip

According to a story by Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News (registration required), DeLay's legal defense fund's receipts slowed to just $50,000 in the first quarter of this year, as compared to the $430,000 it took in for the last half of 2004.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Shame on Tom DeLay

First two lines (registration required) say it all:

Some day, Tom DeLay will be called to account by the American people.

Sooner would be better than later for the sake of the Constitution.

DeLay losing it at home

The Houston Chronicle conducted a Wednesday to Friday poll of 501 voters in DeLay's district. Here are the highlights:

Texas Observer exposes more evidence of the law-breakin' TRMPAC

Thanks to the folks at DriveDemocracy.org, here's a story to pass along:

The Texas Observer runs a piece today that gives us all more to chew on about DeLay's state political action committee, TRMPAC. They're reporting that more of the subpeonaed documents from the civil trial against TRMPAC officials show clear intent to use corporate donations for political purposes. Here's how the story begins:

News round up on ads

Lots of news coverage on our TV spots and CAF's spots. Post items I missed in the comments.

Hot off the presses

The stories are rolling in from this morning's press conference announcing Public Campaign Action Fund's launch of ads criticizing Tom DeLay.

The Associated Press explains how Public Campaign Action Fund chose Republican targets:

Ad Campaign Launched

The "virtual" room was packed at this morning's telephone press conference announcing Public Campaign Action Fund's and Campaign for America's Future's ad launch criticizing Tom DeLay. More than 30 reporters were on the call, representing mainstream outlets such as CNN, NBC, Fox News, the Associated Press, Reuters, and the National Journal. Stay tuned for coverage.

Newsday Weighs in on House Ethics Committee Imbroglio

Today Newsday editorializes on the weakness of the House Ethics Committee:

Drum beat got VERY LOUD: Wall Street Journal weighs in

Everyone has sent this to me today... so I thought I'd share it. I have excerpted a lot of it, instead of putting it all out there. (Don't want to run afoul of copyright laws. :-| ) The WSJ doesn't provide free access.

Smells Like Beltway
March 28, 2005; Page A16

Who am I to argue?

From Andy Borowitz:

IN RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE, GOD BLASTS TOM DELAY

'Enough is enough,' Says Almighty