Thursday, October 21, 2004

Tom DeLay officially subpoenaed

From Democracy for America.
Things are getting worse for Tom DeLay. News broke this morning that he has been subpoenaed to testify about his office sending Homeland Security agents after his political opponents.
He has to be in court on Monday.

The news comes the morning after your contributions put the first-ever TV ad by Democracy for America on the air in his district.

The ad went up at 6:00 p.m. last night and is still running. Next week Al Franken will be headlining an event in New York to beef up the rotation and keep the ad up through Election Day. It will stay on the air as long as you keep it going.

This race is close--and getting closer. An Associated Press story from before the subpoena picked up on the discontent with DeLay in his hometown. From that article:

"I think he ought to quit," said Amin Abdulla, 45, who owns an ice cream shop and who has voted for DeLay in the past. "I was in denial for the last year. But the reality is I'm disappointed to see how much he's abused power. He takes it for granted.

"I would recall him in a heartbeat," Abdulla said.

A lot can happen in the next week and a half. Don't just follow the story of Tom DeLay's collapse--be a part of it:
Thank you,

Lindsay Lewis
National Finance Director
Democracy for America

P.S. Here is a link to the full story on the subpoena.