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Posted October 26, 2005 at 6:10pm

Neither the indictment of Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) nor his resignation from House leadership has tempered the fervor of the liberal advocacy group Campaign for America’s Future. Today the group is sending letters to all Members whose campaigns received money from the former Majority Leader through Americans for a Republican Majority PAC, DeLay’s leadership political action committee. [IMGCAP(1)]

The letter, signed by the group’s deputy director, Ellen Miller, asks those Members to “contribute the same amount of money you received from ARMPAC to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. We have enclosed an envelope for your convenience.”

The group planned to send out 247 letters after researching how many Members had received ARMPAC funds.

“Republican Members who are caught in the middle of the web of corruption in Washington have to make some hard choices,” said Toby Chaudhuri, the campaign’s communications director. “We’re calling on them to restore the public’s faith in government.”

Welcome Aboard. Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal continues to expand its Washington, D.C., office this week with the addition of Penny Rostow, a former top lobbyist for JPMorgan Chase.

Rostow, who served as a deputy assistant secretary of Treasury before making the leap to the private sector, will focus on financial services clients.

“I very much enjoyed the opportunity to focus intensively on one client’s issues in-house,” she said. “But at this juncture, I am very much looking forward to diversifying my practice and working with a variety of clients on issues.”

— Kate Ackley and Tory Newmyer