Cleaning Up DeLay's Mess

by TChris

In the judgment of his former local supporters,Tom DeLay has made a mess of things.

[Republicans] are in such disarray now that the hope of backing a single write-in candidate has essentially vanished. There are three declared write-ins, and one top state Republican, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, is urging Republicans to consider voting for the Libertarian candidate, who does have a spot on the ballot.

Citing the divisions and the $3 million that Democratic nominee Nick Lampson has raised, two leading political analysts -- Charlie Cook and Larry Sabato -- changed their ratings of the seat this week to "leans Democrat." It had been "leans Republican" only a few days ago.

Nick Lampson has a chance to clean up DeLay's mess. Reading the linked article about none-too-happy-with-DeLay Republicans, you might particularly enjoy the timeline entitled "The Rise and Fall of Tom DeLay."

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    Re: Cleaning Up DeLay's Mess (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Tue Aug 22, 2006 at 04:41:09 AM EST
    is it possible that hubris has a price?

    Re: Cleaning Up DeLay's Mess (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Aug 22, 2006 at 12:23:34 PM EST
    The Star-Telegram article is little behind on the story, which isn't surprising since they are 3 hours aways - an assortment of local precinct captains met late last week to pick Houston City Council member Shelly Sekula-Gibbs (a fairly lightweight member) as their favored candidate. The other 2 aspiring write-in candidates were a little pissed, as were the non-participating precinct captains. But as of yesterday, the other main candidate, Sugarland Mayor Wallace, officially pulled out. He cited the RNC's promise of $5 million for Gibb's campaign if the local party promised they could get together behind one candidate.