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Monday, April 03, 2006

NEWS ALERT - Tom Delay will not seek reelection

Time Magazine and the Galveston Daily News are reporting that Tom Delay will announce tomorrow that he is resiging his House seat and will not seek reelection.

The full Time article is here.
The full Galveston Daily News article is here.

According to Time, Rep. Tom DeLay, whose iron hold on the House Republicans melted as a lobbying corruption scandal engulfed the Capitol, told TIME that he will not seek reelection and will leave Congress within months.

Taking defiant swipes at "the left" and the press, he said he feels "liberated" and vowed to pursue an aggressive speaking and organizing campaign aimed at promoting foster care, Republican candidates and a closer connection between religion and government.

"I'm going to announce tomorrow that I'm not running for reelection and that I'm going to leave Congress," DeLay, who turns 59 on Saturday, said during a 90-minute interview on Monday. "I'm very much at peace with it."

UPDATE: Chris Elam from Texas Safety Forum Blog in Ft Bend is reporting that Sugarland Mayor David Wallace is the front runner in the special election to replace Delay. Other names being mentioned are Galveston State Senator Kyle Janek, and the third place CD 22 finisher in the Republican primary, Tom Campbell.

Hey are you a fighten Texas Aggie or do you have folks you hold near and dear at College Station? I ama died in the wool Red Raider married to a died in the wool Aggie. it's been a trip. I didn't know about your blog, will put in favorites and read it often. Thanks .

I am a proud Aggie - EMBA Class of '02. I have a good friend in Lubbock who is Aggie to the Corp as well, Dr. Andy Hansen.
Thanks for checking out my blog and I encourage you to share it with other Aggies and Aggies by marriage like yourself.

Gig 'em
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