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Texas Republicans in CD-22 have sent a message to Ronnie Earle and the media by overwhelmingly selecting Tom DeLay to run for re-election to Congress. The former Majority Leader trounced his three GOP challengers, taking two-thirds of all votes and outpolling the closest candidate by over 35 points:
Rep. Tom DeLay won the GOP nomination to the House on Tuesday, beating three challengers in his first election since he was indicted and forced to step aside as majority leader.
With 14 percent of precincts reporting, DeLay had 10,005 votes, or 64 percent. His closest challenger, environmental attorney Tom Campbell, had 4,049 votes, or 26 percent.
"I have always placed my faith in the voters, and today's vote shows they have placed their full faith in me," DeLay said in a statement. "Not only did they reject the politics of personal destruction, but they strongly rejected the candidates who used those Democrat tactics as their platform."
If the politically motivated grand-jury shopping of Earle had any effect on DeLay's constituents, it didn't show tonight. DeLay cruised to victory even while the national media continued to snipe at him, noting that he spent the evening with lobbyists. Gee, perhaps he even talked to a few contributors, too! I guess CNN must think that lobbyists normally meet with the parking attendants on Capitol Hill. Will they be announcing every visit by a Congressman with a lobbyist as national news on CNN?Sphere It View blog reactions
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