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1572Re: [prezveepsenator] Sources: DeLay to leave House re-election race

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  • THOMAS JOHNSON
    Apr 3, 2006
      It's a great day !!! He was the absolute worst person
      in politics since McCarthy. Can anybody think of
      anyone who was worse?

      Tom



      --- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:

      >
      http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/04/03/delay.election/index.html
      >
      > Sources: DeLay to leave House re-election race
      > Former majority leader to announce move Tuesday
      >
      > From Dana Bash
      > CNN
      >
      > Monday, April 3, 2006; Posted: 10:39 p.m. EDT (02:39
      > GMT)
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > "This had become a referendum on me," he told the
      > magazine. "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."
      >
      > DeLay was calling supporters and colleagues Monday
      > night to tell them of his decision, the sources told
      > CNN. He was expected to announce his departure at a
      > news conference Tuesday morning.
      >
      > Last month, DeLay easily won a contested Republican
      > primary for his seat.
      >
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