Public Campaign Action Fund launched a new website today called the DeLay Rankings to allow everyone to find out just exactly how close your own member of Congress is to Tom DeLay.
The closest members of Congress to DeLay? Reps. Tom Feeney, R-FL; Bob Beauprez, R-CO; Jim Ryun, R-KS; Dave Weldon, R-FL; and Jim Gerlach, R-PA make the top five.
We compiled six different measurements to come up with a composite score: ARMPAC donations; legal defense contributions; how often a member voted the same as DeLay; vote on the DeLay Rule; beneficiary of Retain of Majority Program's largesse; and answers to Campaign for America's Future's questions as to whether a rep stood with DeLay or democracy.
The website at InDeLaysPocket.com
allows voters to look at their state delegations, and sort by any category of data we collected. We're also urging people to sign our petition to demand DeLay's resignation
and make a [contribution to support our work https://secure.ga3.org/03/without_delay].
But mostly, we don't want this to be yet another fun-to-look-at-and-play-around-with website -- we want you to use it to take on members of Congress who are defending the indefensible actions of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.