Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Special Interest Group Attempting to Taint DeLay Jury Pool

Public Campaign Action Fund Calls on Free Enterprise Fund to Pull Ads Immediately

Washington, DC – Public Campaign Action Fund, a non-partisan watchdog group, today called on the Free Enterprise Fund to immediately stop running television ads that amount to jury tampering.

The ads, which personally attack Travis County Prosecutor Ronnie Earle for recent grand jury indictments of former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay, will be run on Fox News Channel nationally, with increased saturation in the Austin media market. It is from this area where DeLay’s jury will be selected.

David Donnelly, National Campaigns Director for Public Campaign Action Fund, said the ads are nothing more than an attempt to taint the Travis County jury pool.

“The real scandal of these sensational ads is the efforts of the Free Enterprise Fund to tamper with indicted former Majority Leader DeLay’s trial by a jury of his peers,” Donnelly said. “DeLay and the Free Enterprise Fund are peas in a pod: they’re both willing to spend big money from wealthy special interests to further their own agenda.”

Public Campaign Action Fund is a national, nonpartisan watchdog organization that has led the charge for greater accountability among House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and other corrupt members of Congress, and works to advance comprehensive campaign finance reform.


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    By Blogger ChrisWoznitza, at 5:03 PM  

  • Boy, this slimeball knows how to bury himself!

    He doesn't even want to argue in legal terms.....He just breaks more laws, and does more illegal things to get away from jail.

    Kick him while he's down PCAF and CREW, lets get rid of Tom Delay once and for all!!!!!

    Nice family history! If he's this bad, its a wonder they didn't take him down.

    End the scourge of thug-insane corruption master Tom Delay for good, bring down the Hammer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:47 PM  

  • Man, the balls on these guys. Outrageous. They're going to try the prosecution in the media. The good news is, that indicates they're probably not too happy with their legal case.

    They may be trying to taint the jury pool in Austin so that they themselves can claim they can't get a fair trial there. Wacky but maybe smart. DeLay's name can't be uttered in Travis County without spitting.

    By Anonymous Darson Vidorim, at 1:14 PM  

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