Monday, April 03, 2006

CRUSHED LIKE A BUG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sources: DeLay to leave House re-election race
Former majority leader to announce move Tuesday
From Dana Bash

Monday, April 3, 2006; Posted: 10:39 p.m. EDT (02:39 GMT)


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Tom DeLay will drop out of his re-election race, two Republican congressional sources told CNN Monday.

Insert happy dancing here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DeLay was forced to step down as House majority leader last year after being indicted in his home state of Texas.

DeLay told Time magazine Monday that he and his wife, Christine, had been prepared for an election battle, but that he decided Wednesday to spare his suburban Houston district the mudfest to come.

"This had become a referendum on me," he told the magazine. "So it's better for me to step aside and let it be a referendum on ideas, Republican values and what's important for this district." (Full story)

DeLay was calling supporters and colleagues Monday night to tell them of his decision, the sources told CNN. He was expected to announce his departure at a news conference Tuesday morning.

Last month, DeLay easily won a contested Republican primary for his seat.


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