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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:19 PM
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Delay has a hard battle ahead of him....Thankfully
Forget the Alamo. Given that Tuesday's Texas primary fell just one day after Texas' most revered anniversary, the historical metaphors hanging over Congressman Tom DeLay's re-election bid in the state's Republican primary were just too rich to pass on, but they evaporated with a 62 percent DeLay victory over the three challengers to his 22-year hold on the 22nd congressional district.

Delay held his base and won in early voting, a sure sign of a good organization, but his win in his home county was not as strong as in other parts of district, which includes western suburbs of Houston and Clear Lakehome to NASA. "Looking inside the skimpy primary tea leaves for little tidbits, the one interesting and dangerous thing for Tom DeLay that I see is that he ran poorly in his home county, " said University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray. "He took under 56% of the primary vote among local voters who presumably know him best, compared to almost 70% elsewhere in the district...not a good sign for the coming war with the Democratic challenger."

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1170927,...
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:22 PM
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1. Tom Delay is for forced abortion
and so called prolifer who votes for this guy is a complete and total hypocrite. But then we are talking republicans.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:36 PM
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2. Unless the WH stops their downward spiral (which they won't),...
DeLay is burnt toast.

His district sees him as their key to the White House. Unless he is able to get past this indictment cloud and get a relative assurance from Hastert that he can get his Whip job back, his constituents will have no further use for him.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:37 PM
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3. I hope that smug SOB has his ass handed to him.
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