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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

RI-Sen: Chafee Turns on Tom DeLay

Posted by Bob Brigham

From CQ, via The Stakeholder:

A second Senate Republican facing a difficult election next year suggested Monday that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay needs to do more to address ethics accusations leveled against him recently.

"We've got to uphold the highest standards of legality and ethics,'' Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., said Monday. "You can't have your leader under a cloud. It makes it difficult to run."

But here's the line everyone is thinking:

Political analysts say it is prudent for Republicans running for re-election in 2006 to anticipate attacks from Democrats if they fail to speak out against DeLay.

Of course, Chafee didn't demand DeLay resign. So by my count he's still fair game. Atrios says Chafee should flip.

Posted at 09:36 AM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Rhode Island | Technorati