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douglas9 Donating Member (762 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:21 AM
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Aaron Peña to retire, says court-drawn map makes his district unwinnable
State Rep. Aaron Peña will retire at the end of this term rather than seek re-election under interim political maps for the Texas House of Representatives that stripped him of a district offering the best opportunity for a Republican candidate to win office in Hidalgo County.

Peña, R-Edinburg, said he will not seek a sixth term in office in a court-drawn district he deemed unwinnable for any Republican candidate, nor will he move to a conservative-friendly district to vie for votes from the constituents of state Rep. Veronica Gonzales, D-McAllen.

Instead, Peña’s campaign to become the first Hidalgo County Republican elected to the state Legislature since Reconstruction has ended prematurely with the release of a statement saying he “accomplished as much as we set out to do when I ran for this office in 2002.”

http://www.themonitor.com/news/aaron-56832-makes-state....
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 07:13 AM
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1. Teach him to jump parties.
A little music for a traitor.
:nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:43 AM
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2. ruh roh!
Poor little Pena - he's been thrown out of the House.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Cry me a river - the size of the Rio Grande!
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Melissa G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:14 PM
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3. Good riddance to bad rubbish. n/t
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