DeLay Trailing in Texas Race

Reuters reports that Tom DeLay is trailing in his Texas race for re-election to the House.

Embattled Republican Tom DeLay trails a Democratic challenger for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and is viewed favorably by only 28 percent of people questioned in a poll of his Houston area district, the Houston Chronicle said in its online edition on Saturday. The survey of 560 registered voters conducted Tuesday through Thursday found 30 percent favored former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, a Democrat, compared with 22 percent for DeLay, who has represented the district for 22 years.

The Houston Chronicle reports on a poll finding that only half the people who voted for him in 2004 would do so again in 2006.

Overall, about a third blame DeLay's troubles on his own behavior, and a fourth blame "a culture of corruption in Washington."

One more indictment -- such as over the Abramoff embroglio-- and I say he's toast. [graphic created exclusively for TalkLeft by CL.)

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    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#1)
    by Johnny on Sun Jan 15, 2006 at 09:05:00 AM EST
    Good, one less wrong-winger to worry about.

    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#2)
    by kdog on Sun Jan 15, 2006 at 10:30:55 AM EST
    I would hope he is trailing, or I would have to start wondering about the people of Texas. I mean really, how much more do you need to learn about this slime before you give 'em the boot. I'd rather be represented by CarrotTop than that p.o.s.

    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#3)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sun Jan 15, 2006 at 11:44:06 AM EST
    Actually, I know Carrot Top, and you sir, are no Carrot Top. But seriously, as a Conservative, I'm disgusted by the information that DeLay voted against his party after an aide's wife received a $50,000 donation. I think it needs to be fully investigated, and if true, DeLay needs to suffer the consequences. See, liberals and conservatives CAN agree sometimes! [remainder off topic and deleted]

    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#4)
    by BigTex on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 12:11:41 PM EST
    Be careful what you wish for Johnny, Kdog. Lampson (his opponent) represented a chunk of my home area for a while. Only difference between the two is one has a R by his name the other has a D.

    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#5)
    by Dadler on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 12:15:04 PM EST
    Tex, Are you claiming that Lampson has engaged in the same kind of chicanery?

    Re: DeLay Trailing in Texas Race (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 16, 2006 at 12:17:51 PM EST
    I hear ya Tex, but that's the same choice every voter in every district has, the lesser of the two evils. Lampson's middle name could be belzebub and he'd still be the lesser evil in this race. Delay must be axed by the voters if for no other reason than to be made an example of.