Skip to comments.GOP Looking for Revenge in Texas
Posted on 01/05/2008 8:19:28 AM PST by gusopol3
CQ TODAY Jan. 3, 2008 5:09 p.m. GOP Looking for Revenge in Texas By Greg Giroux, CQ Staff In one of the earliest deadlines in the country, the period to qualify for Texas March 4 primary election ended on Wednesday, and its clear that Republicans will fight hard to reclaim the two Texas districts they lost in 2006.
The 22nd is a Houston-area district that is represented by Nick Lampson , and the 23rd District is a San Antonio-centered district that is held by Ciro D. Rodriguez . Those are the districts the Democrats wrested from Republican control in 2006 en route to winning a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Few if any Democratic victories in 2006 were more embarrassing to Republicans than Lampsons win in Texas 22nd, a Republican-leaning area that had been represented by Tom DeLay, the former House Majority Leader who resigned in June 2006 after becoming politically weakened by ethics controversies.
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Too bad the story doesn’t Read “GOP looking for Revenge [Period] “.
it’s a long article. I agree the final “.” should have come a lot sooner.
courtesy of Ronny Earle and Mark Foley.
According to Opensecrets, Ciro (zero) Rodriguez received $164,100 from MoveOn.org. Trial lawyers and unions provided the of his money.
then he’ll be well-funded again I’m afraid
How ‘bout getting a “real” Republican governor.... not another former democrat grifter with nice hair.
Anyway, Mr. Dogette is now my representative instead of Ron Paul. What a switch--LOL!
Do you mean gerrymandered?
Have you ever seen the map of the democratic snake district that reached from Austin to the Valley that Tom created? If you look up Gerrymander at Wikipedia, they use that district as an example.
Shelly Gibbs was on Houston city council, she ran and won the race for the remainder of DeLay's term when he resigned. One of her last votes before skipping out of council to run for DeLay's position was to outlaw smoking in privately owned businesses. She claims to be a conservative. Bull. Pure opportunist RINO. She went to congress for two months and acted like she was some hotshot about to change the world, it was a disgusting display of hunger for power. If she wins the (R)INO nomination, she will not get my vote.
I think “gerymandering” has long been a Texas tradition. I never paid much attention to it until it affected me, though. I think it has it’s good and bad points—ie, if it helps Republicans, it’s good, if it helps Dims, it’s bad—LOL!
About 80% of the House districts are safe districts/gerrymandered, and the Dems and GOP have an unwritten gentleman’s agreement about these safe districts. Which is why, when Delay broke the agreement, the dems were furious.