This ad simply lays out the facts about the corruption allegations against DeLay that go way beyond the campaign finance charges he is facing in court. Rep. DeLay cannot intimidate stations to prevent public discussion of the serious charges leveled against him.

The hopeful sign is that on all kinds of fronts where Republicans hoped to be united and victorious, they're now defensive and disunited.

Tom DeLay was brought down by the arrogance and political ambition of the political money machine he helped to build.

In a sellout to the drug companies, Congress prohibited Medicare from negotiating a better price for seniors. Then it threw in billions of subsidies to HMOs, adding another layer of confusion, bureaucracy and costs to the program. America's most vulnerable -- seniors in need of prescription drugs -- will pay the cost of this corruption.

It is the result of ambition and arrogance of the political machine [DeLay] helped to build.

The people of Houston know he has something to hide. We hope their TV stations don't betray their First Amendment rights and obligations by capitulating.