From the Austin American-Statesman’s Laylan Copelin.

Congressman Tom DeLay has e-mailed his supporters urging them to vote weekly for contestant Sara Evans (above), a country singer who sang at the 2004 Republican convention because she “represents good American values.”

It wouldn’t be DeLay if he didn’t find a cultural split among the contestants.

“One of her opponents on the show is ultra-liberal, talk-show host Jerry Springer,” DeLay wrote. “We need to send a message to Hollywood and the media that smut has no place on television by supporting good people like Sara Evans.”