April 04, 2006

Delay denied

Tom Delay has withdrawn from his Congressional race and will give up his seat.

Well, well. The king of sleazy corrupt politics apparently concluded that he might actually lose his race, although he cloaks it in high-falutin language:

There's no reason to risk a seat. This is a very strong Republican district. It's obvious to me that anybody but me running here will overwhelmingly win the seat. This had become a referendum on me. So it's better for me to step aside and let it be a referendum on ideas, Republican values and what's important for this district.

Charles Kuffner has links to lots of reactions from Texas.

Posted by Linkmeister at April 4, 2006 12:01 AM | TrackBack

Without DeLay's baggage, the Texas 6th is stuffed with enough Republican's to make it a normally safe district for the party.

Of course, with so few competitive districts nationwide due to the imcumbents of both parties gerrymandering them over the years, any close race will be good for the electorate.

Posted by: pixelshim at April 5, 2006 04:55 AM