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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:25 PM
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Rodriguez to Mount Comeback Bid in Texas’ Redrawn 23rd
http://www.cqpolitics.com/2006/08/rodriguez_to_mount_co...
The new congressional map for Texas’ 23rd District, invoked Aug. 4 by a federal court panel in response to a June 28 Supreme Court ruling, added thousands of members of south Texas’ Democratic-leaning Hispanic population to the voting constituency of Republican Rep. Henry Bonilla — making him potentially more vulnerable to a serious Democratic challenge.

And it looks as though that is just what is going to occur in the Nov. 7 all-candidate primary required because the judges’ ruling also vacated the results of the March 7 primary held under the invalidated district lines: Former Democratic Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (1997-2005) told CQPolitics.com Tuesday that he will challenge Bonilla and will formally announce his bid next Tuesday.

That development has spurred CQPolitics.com to change its rating on the Texas 23 race to Republican Favored from Safe Republican. The new rating means that Bonilla still is highly likely to win his contest for an eighth House term, but that the possibility of a major Democratic upset now cannot be completely ruled out.


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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:36 PM
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1. Interesting. Bonilla bared (if he even did) beat Cuellar in 2002.
So he's vulnerable in that district.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:38 PM
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2. Go Ciro!! A decent progressive Democrat.
Member of the Progressive caucus.
He wuz robbed.
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theredstate Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 05:03 PM
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4. Umm....
Don't we have ANYONE ELSE we can run? Please God tell me we do!

Ciro is a nice guy and a good democrat but isn't it time someone else took over?
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salib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:39 PM
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3. There is more to this story
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