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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

DeLay Wins

H/T to Dean, that Thoughtful Conservative.

Looks like Tom DeLay's district still supports him.
Texas 22nd: Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay scored a victory in his fight for a 12th term Tuesday night, beating back three Republican challengers to win the primary without a runoff. DeLay had 64 percent of the vote compared to 26 percent for attorney Mike Campbell. Although less than 15 percent of precinct were reporting as of 11 p.m. eastern time, the Associated Press had called the contest for DeLay. DeLay moves on to a general election matchup against former Rep. Nick Lampson, who was not opposed for the Democratic nomination. Former Republican Rep. Steve Stockman is planning to run as an independent, which could complicate things for DeLay in the general election this fall. DeLay quickly pivoted off the primary victory to attack Lampson as the candidate of "Liberal activists like Barbra Streisand, George Soros, and Nancy Pelosi."
That's a pretty big margin for someone who was just indicted, no matter how politically motivated the charges are.