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Thursday, August 03, 2006

TX-22: Won't Get Fooled Again

Posted by DavidNYC

In a twist of fate on the level of a triple lutz, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that... well, just enjoy it:

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

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

As glad as I am to see DeLay have to deal with all of this, he will no doubt blame this turn of events on a Democratic conspiracy (two of the judges on the appeals panel were Dem-appointed). DeLay will rewrite history to say that they tried to keep him out, but couldn't prevent his victorious "return" - and his supporters will gobble it up. Republicans have gotten very good at playing the victim card lately, and DeLay can cast himself as both a victim and a martyr, the ultimate combo. In other words, Nick Lampson still has a very serious race on his hands, despite all his cash-on-hand. I think DeLay might be able to rake in plenty of pity money.

However, I think we're all hoping that DeLay can still be used as an icon of corruption, especially if his trial proceeds forward during the next few months. Hopefully he's still a potent symbol Republican excess.

(Hat tip: DCCC.)

Posted at 02:56 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Texas | Technorati

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This one is definitely going to be ours. Tom Delay is running out of cash, and honestly who would attend his fundraisers, except for rich fat cats? Honestly, no ads he runs will be believeable. What's he going to say "I was a great congressman, even though I was indicted and I did sort of leave the state, but still VOTE FOR ME!" No he has absolutely nothing left for him, he's going to go down in flames, and he'll be a figure head for Republican corruption.

Also if you want to see the results of the Tennessee Republican Senate Primary go here. I'm rooting for Van Hilleary or Ed Bryant, since they have less cash.


Posted by: Craig [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 3, 2006 07:28 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It looks like Bob Corker won the primary 48-34 over Ed Bryant. Van Hilleary didn't even come close (he only garnered 17% of the vote).

Posted by: Craig [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 4, 2006 03:12 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment