Tom DeLay’s congressional district is just a mile away from my front door. He is going to have a rough fight on his hands. Nonetheless, he should win by a tip of a nose. What gives DeLay the slight edge? He has a superb organization behind him---and the district is still largely Republican.
Hehehe! He has my vote. His opponent has been advertising on TV for the last few weeks and Tom hasn't. Tom's got an advantage of Lampoon. He's already too well-known that he doesn't need to campaign as hard as Lampoon.We'll see.P.S. He's actually about an hour away from my house but in the same district.
does Lampoon have national ambitions?
Not for long.
Didn't DeLay ask to be removed from the ballot because he was an ineligible candidate, having officially 'moved' to Washington? As such, if he was to win re-election would he not be ineligible to serve? I would think he does not even have enough time before the election to re-establish Sugarland as his legal residence. What happens if an ineligible candidate wins? Does the governor appoint a replacement? Do they hold a special election? Does the second-place finisher get the office?
It seems to be the Court ruling would bar anyone from claiming he wasn't a Texas resident.
BTW,brylun - your graphic makes Delaylook like he's posing for a mug shot.i doubt Mr. Delay would appreciate that.
Something similar happened in New Jersey with Toricelli being replaced by Lautenberg. Basically in contravention of NJ election laws.This being New Jersey, the law doesn't really mean that much, so the Democrats got away with it.
I agree with Clarice. The Fifth Circuit decision, unless overturned by SCOTUS seems to settle the issue of residence, since that was a litigated issue. Perversely, DeLay claimed he was not a Texas resident, and therefore should be removed from the ballot. But the Fifth Circuit disagreed with that position, and their decision trumps his claim.Gum:That is DeLay's mug shot. He smiled for the camera depriving the Dems of a glum mugshot to use in ad campaigns.Time for the DeLay machine to gear up and get out the vote.New campaign theme:DeLay: Because they asked for it.
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