As the campaign season intensifies, the Foley scandal has re-opened the much larger issue of congressional corruption, which Republicans hoped voters had forgotten. This ad, now being run by Democrat Baron Hill in Indiana's 9th district, places the Foley scandal in the broader context of that corruption and the relentless efforts of congressional Republicans to conceal it. Hill is trying to regain the House seat he lost to Republican Mike Sodrel by only 1,500 votes in 2004. Sodrel has a rating of 0 (yes, that's zero) from the Children's Defense Fund.
Washington is a mess and Mike Sodrel is part of it. Convicted congressman Cunningham gave Sodrel $2,000 for his campaign. Indicted majority leader Tom DeLay gave $20,000. And $77,000 from the House leadership, who knew about but did nothing to stop sexual predator congressman Foley. Meanwhile Mike, he says nothing, and refuses to return the money. You want change in Washington? Then change the people you send.
The ad doesn't even mention the phone sex money Sodrel obtained through Roy Blunt's "Rely on Your Beliefs" PAC.
Click to watch the ad (Real Player, 0:29)