The Opposition: Kenneth Stepp is challenging GOP incumbent Hal Rogers.
Here are some facts about Hal Rogers and how tied up Rep. Rogers is with Tom DeLay. . .
--Hal Rogers voted with Tom DeLay 90% of the time.
--Hal Rogers voted to weaken the ethics rules in a move that many say served only to protect DeLay.
--When Republicans realized it was "impossible to win the communications battle" over the gutted rules, Rogers flip-flopped and voted to put the old rules back into place.
--When Democrats offered a solution to clean up the House by strengthening ethics rules, Hal Rogers voted twice to make sure it never even came to an up or down vote.
--Tom DeLay has been admonished three times for his unethical behavior, yet Hal Rogers gave the Tom DeLay legal fund $5,000 to help defend him.
1. Voting percentage with DeLay: calculated through: www.cq.com 90%
2. Vote to weaken ethics rules: H.Res.5, Roll Call #6, 1/4/05 YES
3. Vote to repeal weakened ethics rules:
H.Res.241, Roll Call #145, 4/27/05 YES
4. Vote to table Democratic solution:
H.Res.153, Roll Call #70, 3/15/05 YES
H.Res.213, Roll Call #106, 4/14/05 YES
5. Donations to DeLay's Legal Defense Fund:
www.citizen.org , www.tray.com $5,000
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