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DeLay wins Texas primary

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posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 03:23 PM
Yesterday, disgraced former House Majority Leader, Tom Delay, beat out three opponents for the GOP nomination to the house. He still faces a general election in November, against an opponent he re-mapped out of a job the last time around.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former House Republican Leader Tom DeLay easily beat three Texas primary foes in his first election since his indictment, but analysts said on Wednesday he faces a much tougher challenge from an experienced Democrat in November.

DeLay, who stepped down from his leadership post in January after being indicted in Texas on campaign finance charges, earned 62 percent of the vote against three Republican challengers in a low turnout primary in a suburban Houston district on Tuesday.

"DeLay did what he had to do to remain a plausible candidate in November," said Cal Jillson, a political analyst at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "But he's got a tremendous amount of work to do still. He goes forward into a meat grinder."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The article explains that there was a low voter turn-out, which is supposed to explain why an employee who was forced to resign in January would be given the same job in March. I'm not buying it.

Wiki says:
"In accordance with Republican Caucus rules, DeLay temporarily resigned from his position as House Majority Leader, and on January 7, 2006, after pressure from fellow Republicans, announced that he would not seek to return to the position."

So, what changed? Nothing.

[edit on 8-3-2006 by HarlemHottie]

[edit on 12-3-2006 by asala]


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