And to think, their run might have ended by now.
At least one Houston television station has agreed to air a reworked television ad linking Rep. Tom DeLay to disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff after refusing to air the first version of the commercial made by two liberal groups last week.
Fox station KRIV (Channel 26) has agreed to air the spot, though Vice President and General Manager D'Artagnan Bebel declined to explain the decision.
The Campaign for America's Future and the Public Campaign Action Fund said KPRC (Channel 2) will run the ad, but station representatives declined requests for confirmation.
The new 30-second ad contains more detailed information about the connections between the two Washington insiders, said David Donnelly, national campaigns director of the Public Campaign Action Fund in Washington.
Peter Diaz, president and general manager of KHOU, said he will review the ad and its supporting material over the weekend and make a decision as early as Monday.
Representatives from KTRK said they had not made a decision as of Friday night.