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Friday, October 14, 2005

Who's behind DeLay's "media blitz."

It's been reported over the last few days that Texas airwaves are being carpet-bombed by pro-DeLay/anti-Earle ads-- a sure sign of innocence. My question was who was forking over the money for these TV and radio spots. Think Progress has the answer (with links):

FEF’s defense of Tom DeLay is a six-figure project according to Peter Ruff, a vice president at FEF. The group was founded by right-wing activist Stephen Moore, formerly of the Club for Growth, whom the New Republic calls, “A voodoo economist…[who uses] especially devious methods to torture the data.” Moore has called DeLay “a conservative hero” and describes himself as a “Tom DeLay fan.”