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Delay withdraws from congressional race

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posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 09:54 PM
In breaking news, Rep. Tom Delay ( R - Texas ) has withdrawn from the race for re-election to his congressional seat.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay will drop out of his re-election race, two Republican congressional sources told CNN Monday.

DeLay was forced to step down as House majority leader last year after being indicted in his home state of Texas.

DeLay told Time magazine Monday that he and his wife, Christine, had been prepared for an election battle, but that he decided Wednesday to spare his suburban Houston district the mudfest to come.

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Amid allegations of corruption, Delay had previously vowed to stay in the race and said his name would be cleared. This announcement came as a surprise to both his supporters and detractors. He had previously resigned his position as House Majority Leader

[edit on 3-4-2006 by jsobecky]


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