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Democrats Have Strong Chance To Pick Up DeLay Seat

The race to replace Houston-area Congressman Tom DeLay is set. Houston City Councilwoman Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs will be the Republican write-in candidate.

Republicans must use a write-in because of how primary winner Tom DeLay cut-and-ran from the General Election. Texas law allows no replacement on the regular ballot for DeLay.

Democrat Nick Lampson, a former House member, is the favorite. Republicans are, however, promising to spend three million dollars on the race. It would be good to see DeLay’s seat as a Democratic pick-up in 2006.

Even better would be holding the seat in 2008 and beyond when advantages gained from the write-in situation would no longer hold.   

August 22, 2006 - Posted by | Houston, Politics, Texas

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