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Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) calls on DeLay to step down.

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We released the following statement:

Watchdog group applauds Shays on DeLay statement; Will unveil ads in three more Congressional districts

Washington -- Public Campaign Action Fund, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization fighting to hold politicians accountable for doign favors for their contributors, applauded Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) statement calling on Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) to step down:

"Representative Chris Shays deserves an award for courage for demanding that Tom DeLay step down. DeLay's big money scandals disgrace the House of Representatives, and Shays is right to take on this dishonorable behavior on display by the Majority Leader," said David Donnelly, political director of Public Campaign Action Fund. "We will continue to press members of Congress in their districts, and now we have a shining example of integrity to point to in Chris Shays."

On Monday, Public Campaign will unveil TV ads it will run in the congressional districts of three Republican members of Congress. Last week, PCAF ran advertising in three congressional districts to put pressure on Republican Reps. Rob Simmons (CT), Tom Reynolds (NY), and Doc Hastings (WA).