September 21st, 2009
05:47 PM ET
12 years ago

DeLay's daughter drums up votes before his 'Dancing' debut

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Tom DeLay's daughter is asking friends, family, and supporters to vote for the former lawmaker as he debuts tonight in a reality show dancing contest."]
(CNN) - Tom DeLay, a one-time House Majority Whip, now has a vote counter of his own.

DeLay's daughter, Dani DeLay Ferro, blasted out an e-mail Monday in an effort to drum up votes for her father just as he is set to make his debut on the reality show "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night.

"[I]t's time to watch and vote!!," Ferro writes in the message. "The judges score is only half the overall score, our votes are the other half."

The daughter of the former Republican congressman offered multiple ways that recipients of her message can cast their votes during and after Monday night's show, adding: "Dad is really counting on us so now's a great time to show your support!!"

The e-mail was sent to friends, family, and the former lawmaker's political supporters, Ferro told CNN in an e-mail message.

Ferro isn't the only one excited about Monday night's premiere.

"I can't wait to show you my Cha Cha tonight," DeLay wrote Monday morning on the micro-blogging site Twitter, "We are ready. My foot is better. Life is sweet."

Almost a week ago, DeLay warned on Twitter that he might he might have suffered a stress fracture. "[I]t'll take more than that to keep me off the dance floor!" DeLay tweeted at the time.

Later the same day, DeLay used the popular social networking site to broadcast an update about his condition. "No stress fracture! . . . I live for another day."

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Texas Doc

    I don't watch this show as a rule, now it is an absolute certainty that I never will. What garbage. Seriously, trying to drum up votes for your disgraced Dad on a show like that. Why doesn't he do one of those tough guy shows where they eat roaches or jump onto spinning platforms? I thought he was a tough guy. Will he wear a tu tu or some other frilly get up? Makes Barney Frank look like Rambo.

    September 21, 2009 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  2. Moe, NY

    Delay is the reason I am NOT WATCHING Dancing with the Stars this time around. I just cannot stomach looking at this crook.

    September 21, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  3. G'er

    We need Delay off the Dance floor and back in Washington fighting against high taxes, deficit spending and growing government.

    September 21, 2009 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  4. nick

    He dances like a Queen to me. This true side has come to light.

    September 21, 2009 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  5. James Beasley

    Our National TV station's don't get it. I think we should boycott all advertiser's on "Dancing with the Stars" then maybe we will quit glorifying EX-con's.

    September 21, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. ender

    Christ he's pathetic.

    September 21, 2009 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  7. Ed Fl

    The only dance this jerk knows is the Texas two step used to dance around integrity and truth while dealing with lobbyists in the house of representatives.The old adage in show biz was/is break a leg. it would be in Americas best interest if that adage became literally.

    September 21, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  8. CNN =

    Delay is an innocent man and it just drives you crazy liberals crazy. You liberals are so bitter about losing in 2000 to Bush. You still can't believe that he outsmarted liberals for eight years.

    September 21, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
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