Tuesday, May 10, 2005

How close is your member of Congress to Tom DeLay?

We've answered that question with The DeLay Rankings at InDeLaysPocket.com.

With the ethical cloud hanging over DeLay and the tribute to him scheduled for Thursday in DC (how tone deaf is he?), we felt it was time people around the country started asking their member of Congress, Just how close are you to Tom DeLay?

We looked at six categories, including how much DeLay's PAC donated to the representative, how much the rep gave to DeLay's legal defense fund, how often they voted the same way as DeLay (going back until 1991!), and so on.

Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Florida, was ranked numero uno for sidling up to Mr. DeLay. That's no surprise, given Feeney's statement to the St. Pete's Times:

"He takes very good care of his members, he understands their needs, and then when he needs to get votes for an issue, he's got a lot of good will built up."

Or bought, don't you mean?

The rest of the top five include Reps. Bob Beauprez (R-CO), Jim Ryun (R-KS), Dave Weldon (R-FL), and Jim Gerlach (R-PA).

How's your rep stack up? You can also search your own state delegation...


  • Cr@p. Mine is #6.

    - jim

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:17 AM  

  • Worse, I just checked on my old rep, Lamar Smith (thanks, tom, for the redistricting!) and he is #26. Movin' down in the world. Thanks again tom!

    - jim

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:34 PM  

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