"This spring I was told about odd, but not explicit e-mails between Mark Foley and a page," Reynolds says in the ad. "I never saw a single e-mail, not one. Even so, I reported what I'd been told to the speaker of the House. I trusted that others had investigated. Looking back, more should have been done and for that, I am sorry."
A Newsweek poll over the weekend showed that a majority of Americans -- 52 percent -- believe that Speaker Hastert covered up the Foley problem. Twenty-four percent, according to the poll, believe he did not cover up the issue.
"The speaker's office acted aggressively," Putnam said, and he asked that voters "contrast that to previous scandals."
Emanuel contended, "If a high school teacher was found doing this with a child, and the principal knew … the community and parents would have the principal and teacher out."
Stephanopoulos' entire interviews with Putnam and Emanuel can be viewed at "This Week's" Web page at www.abcnews.com.