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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:34 PM
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BREAKING: Delay Loses Appeal MUST REMAIN ON BALLOT!!!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 01:35 PM by Beetwasher
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/08/03...

Court Ruled DeLay's Name Stays on Ballot

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to let Texas Republicans replace Tom DeLay's name on the November congressional ballot.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who said in July that DeLay's name had to stay on the ballot even though he quit Congress and moved to Virginia.

DeLay won a March primary before resigning from Congress on June 9. He is awaiting trial in Texas state court on money laundering and conspiracy charges alleging that illegal corporate cash helped pay for legislative campaigns in 2002.

--SNIP--

I really thought it was going to be a longshot that they would force him to stay on the ballot! This is pretty incredible! The irony is delectable that his shenanigans may in fact end up being responsible for the Repubs losing the Maj. in the House.

:rofl:


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davidwparker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:51 PM
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1. Great news!
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:56 PM
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2. Wow
I'm surprised, I also did not think he would be forced to stay. It's nice to see this, good news has been a little scarce lately.
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:57 PM
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3. All I can do is
:rofl:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:58 PM
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4. Finally, some good news! n/t
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Rosco T. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:59 PM
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5. Now, a quick filing to rule him IN-ELIGIABLE to hold office...
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 02:00 PM by Rosco T.
.. since he's moved to Virginia.. thereby handing the seat to the dem!



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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:01 PM
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6. Ha Ha! Douchebag!
Suck on it scumbag!
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:27 PM
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7. DeLay does not *have* to stay on the ballot.
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 02:28 PM by longship
I believe that the case ruled only that they cannot replace DeLay on the ballot.

The TX Repugs can withdraw his name. But then the Dem would be running unopposed. Kind of a Hobson's choice for the TX Repugs.
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:47 PM
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8. Looks like they will be mounting a write-in campaign
for someone to oppose the dem. I hope they don't, but it won't surprise me.
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