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58. update this morning says he will run against a "well-funded Democrat "





By WENDY BENJAMINSON, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago

HOUSTON - In his first election since he was indicted and forced to step aside as majority leader, Rep.
Tom DeLay held off three challengers to keep the Republican nomination to the U.S. House. Now he faces what many consider the real contest a general election fight against an organized, well-funded Democrat with a score to settle.
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  -DeLay WINS GOP NOMINATION to the house with 64% of votes Bluebear  Mar-07-06 10:40 PM   #0 
  - with 14% of precincts reporting  bluestateguy   Mar-07-06 10:42 PM   #1 
  - Fair enough. AP is calling it, though. nt  Bluebear   Mar-07-06 10:45 PM   #6 
  - Good for AP  bluestateguy   Mar-07-06 10:47 PM   #9 
     - Yes sir. nt  Bluebear   Mar-07-06 10:58 PM   #18 
     - Latest results are at...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 10:58 PM   #19 
        - Just updated to 71% reporting...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:02 PM   #20 
  - They don't have to report in for the wire to know the score.  Rex   Mar-07-06 11:04 PM   #21 
     - What kind of machines are they, do you know? nt  sfexpat2000   Mar-07-06 11:07 PM   #24 
        - All the counties in question are using...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:11 PM   #25 
        - Thank you!  sfexpat2000   Mar-07-06 11:25 PM   #29 
           - No problem...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:31 PM   #30 
              - Keep up the good fight. We're hustling in CA, too.  sfexpat2000   Mar-07-06 11:44 PM   #31 
              - is roachman's trial B4 November?  xxqqqzme   Mar-08-06 12:33 AM   #41 
                 - I believe they're still making motions, but I think the trial begins...  Mithras61   Mar-08-06 12:35 AM   #43 
        - Dunno but I bet they tilt in DeLay's favor.  Rex   Mar-08-06 12:19 AM   #39 
  - What they care about...  Tandalayo_Scheisskopf   Mar-07-06 10:42 PM   #2 
  - what type of ballots were used?  pauldp   Mar-07-06 10:43 PM   #3 
  - Are they allowing exit polls?  tsuki   Mar-07-06 10:44 PM   #5 
     - Of course  Freddie Stubbs   Mar-08-06 06:50 AM   #61 
  - Either the voters of Texas are brain dead, or Diebold has done the  tsuki   Mar-07-06 10:43 PM   #4 
  - And both explanations are plausible!  mycritters2   Mar-08-06 02:04 PM   #76 
  - Good! That means he takes on Lampson straight up...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 10:46 PM   #7 
  - I wouldn't make any assumptions with the voters in texas  still_one   Mar-07-06 10:51 PM   #12 
  - I'm not making assumptions...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 10:53 PM   #16 
     - didn't mean to imply you were making assumptions  still_one   Mar-07-06 11:06 PM   #23 
     - The ones that have been interviewed are saying...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:14 PM   #27 
        - Thanks, appreciate the insight  still_one   Mar-08-06 12:12 AM   #38 
        - what is wrong with the repuke sheeple? They don't read or watch the news?  wordpix2   Mar-08-06 02:40 PM   #78 
     - Exactly....  AnneD   Mar-08-06 08:23 AM   #67 
  - Good point.  pinto   Mar-07-06 10:54 PM   #17 
  - Interbreeding will cause this.  sandrakae   Mar-07-06 10:46 PM   #8 
  - Nah, I think inbreeding caused this.  Lilith Velkor   Mar-08-06 01:46 PM   #73 
     - Thanks. That is the word I was trying to come up with at midnight.  sandrakae   Mar-08-06 05:01 PM   #82 
        - It'll happen  Lilith Velkor   Mar-08-06 07:00 PM   #83 
  - It's the primary  thinkingwoman   Mar-07-06 10:49 PM   #10 
  - This really means nothing...  cannabis_flower   Mar-08-06 12:06 AM   #37 
     - Excellent point! Thanks for posting this  thinkingwoman   Mar-08-06 10:38 AM   #72 
        - Things are looking good for Lampson  cannabis_flower   Mar-08-06 11:57 PM   #85 
  - Well this certainly proves that he  MuseRider   Mar-07-06 10:50 PM   #11 
  - I don't believe these results but  Horse with no Name   Mar-07-06 10:51 PM   #13 
  - I know nothing about the e-slate.  aquart   Mar-08-06 02:27 AM   #47 
  - Although it would be nice to his ass handed to him  Nutmegger   Mar-07-06 10:52 PM   #14 
  - Sugar Land deserves the asshole they elected  kurth   Mar-07-06 10:53 PM   #15 
  - Yep- and if the Dems ever (by some devibe intervention)  depakid   Mar-07-06 11:06 PM   #22 
  - Yes, but we don't!  katinmn   Mar-08-06 07:10 AM   #64 
  - Delay elected by the Redneck Capital of the world  PhilipShore   Mar-07-06 11:14 PM   #26 
  - This is excellent news.  Steve_DeShazer   Mar-07-06 11:15 PM   #28 
  - Remember that is 64% of the repug vote.  jwirr   Mar-07-06 11:44 PM   #32 
  - They've called it with only 14% of the votes in.  progressivebydesign   Mar-07-06 11:50 PM   #33 
  - The people here aren't all stupid...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:55 PM   #34 
  - My Texas Dem friend voted for DeLay in the primary  Erika   Mar-07-06 11:58 PM   #35 
     - There may also be some cross-over voting going on...  Mithras61   Mar-07-06 11:59 PM   #36 
     - Wonder how much news coverage this crossover voting will get?  Lasher   Mar-08-06 12:27 AM   #40 
        - Well, I can't say for SURE, but...  Mithras61   Mar-08-06 12:34 AM   #42 
        - Crossover voting generally isn't a major factor.  Blue_State_Elitist   Mar-08-06 07:12 PM   #84 
     - I have a Dem friend there that did the same thing  Lone_Star_Dem   Mar-08-06 02:00 PM   #74 
  - Maybe his first cousin works for the local media?  KansDem   Mar-08-06 02:23 PM   #77 
  - From Reuters too: Embattled U.S. Rep. DeLay wins Texas primary  Up2Late   Mar-08-06 01:15 AM   #44 
  - skipped his election night party to attend a fund-raiser by lobbyists.  merwin   Mar-08-06 05:53 AM   #56 
  - That's great  WatchWhatISay   Mar-08-06 01:23 AM   #45 
  - I think TX-22 looks like a steam shovel  Lasher   Mar-08-06 02:10 AM   #46 
  - Embattled US Rep. DeLay wins Texas primary...  Vektor   Mar-08-06 03:24 AM   #48 
  - I'll take STOOPID Vektor for $500  xultar   Mar-08-06 03:24 AM   #49 
  - Hmmm...I think there's an element of that for sure...  Vektor   Mar-08-06 03:24 AM   #50 
  - Maybe Cheney will take him hunting ..to celebrate  SoCalDem   Mar-08-06 03:24 AM   #51 
  - One could only wish.  xultar   Mar-08-06 03:24 AM   #52 
  - Actually, this is good  jmowreader   Mar-08-06 03:53 PM   #80 
  - Corruption? No problem.  Xap   Mar-08-06 03:31 AM   #53 
  - Argh!  0007   Mar-08-06 03:54 AM   #54 
  - first time in 22 years he has had "any real competition" in a primary  salin   Mar-08-06 03:59 AM   #55 
  - the primary vote is indicative of nothing  onenote   Mar-08-06 06:17 AM   #57 
  - update this morning says he will run against a "well-funded Democrat "  rodeodance   Mar-08-06 06:36 AM   #58 
  - not just 'a well-funded Democrat' but a former Congressman  gkhouston   Mar-08-06 10:04 AM   #71 
  - No one should make too much of the low turnout either...  S_B_Jackson   Mar-08-06 07:10 AM   #63 
  - And to Diebold goes the spoils  liberal N proud   Mar-08-06 06:44 AM   #59 
  - This is proof....  BooScout   Mar-08-06 06:47 AM   #60 
  - This is proof that Republican voters don't give a shit.  Bridget Burke   Mar-08-06 07:08 AM   #62 
  - If Delay wins in November and is found guilty, the people ...  Sentinel Chicken   Mar-08-06 07:24 AM   #65 
  - Well, we've certianly seen how Republicans love their crooks.  superconnected   Mar-08-06 07:28 AM   #66 
  - Everyone, everyone. You're missing something  Tempest   Mar-08-06 08:38 AM   #68 
  - hope you are right--sounds smarter than the average dem, tho  librechik   Mar-08-06 09:53 AM   #70 
  - Have to have evidence  PATRICK   Mar-08-06 03:49 PM   #79 
  - We did the same thing in WA state, with wingnut Ellen Craswell  Barrett808   Mar-08-06 02:03 PM   #75 
  - Amazing  ImNotBuying   Mar-08-06 09:42 AM   #69 
  - how people can happily support this guy is beyond me.  HuffleClaw   Mar-08-06 03:56 PM   #81 
 

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