Monday, July 31, 2006

Court to hear DeLay ballot case arguments

Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay was once one of the most feared Republican legislators on Capitol Hill, nicknamed The Hammer for his ability to play political hardball. But this election cycle, his biggest champions are Democrats.

The fight over whether to keep DeLay's name on the Texas ballot or replace him with another candidate was to move Monday to a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

Republicans want to honor DeLay's June 9 resignation and pick another nominee to face Democrat Nick Lampson in November. Democrats sued to keep DeLay on the ballot so they could make the indicted former House majority leader their poster boy for claims that the Republicans are corrupt.

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Republicans want to honer Delay's resignation? I think it's called 'distancing'. What a transparent bunch of bastards.