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Archive for August 3rd, 2006

Court rules DeLay’s name stays on ballot

Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on August 3rd, 2006 2:51 pm by HL

Court rules DeLay’s name stays on ballot

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court panel on Thursday refused to let Texas Republicans replace Tom DeLay’s name on the November congressional ballot.
The finding upheld a July ruling by a federal judge that the ballot must list DeLay, who won a March primary before resigning from Congress on June 9. He now lives in Virginia but 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.
Republicans want to pick another nominee to face Democrat Nick Lampson in November.

H.L.s Take
Once again this will blow up in The Democrats face when Delay wins the election…. But wait theres more….
Raw Story

Texas Republicans take DeLay case to Supreme Court

Excerpt:Texas Republicans plan to appeal a federal court’s decision that Tom DeLay is eligible in Texas Congressional District 22, RAW STORY has learned.

The fight will now take the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

“The Republican Party of Texas intends to expeditiously appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court,” said party Chair Tina Baker in a release, “the 5th Circuit’s decision to force Tom DeLay, an ineligible candidate for Congress, to stay on the ballot in Texas Congressional District 22 as the Republican nominee.”
H.L.s Take:
Now why would they do that? Do they want to lose the election?? Delay is a sure thing, especially in Texas, he’s got that name recognition thing. Everyone has heard of Tom Delay, a lot of people probably don’t know why, but that will help Tom in the voting booth. Then once he is back in office Bush can pardon him. Simple right?? Oh yeah there is one other thing. When Tom redrew his district he drew it to include more liberal areas. I guess he figured that his district could stand the liberal voters with old Tom at the helm, and thereby take liberal votes from districts which would have had closer races. I guess the republicans believe that any republican candidate could beat any democrat candidate, and they are probably right.