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Tuesday, August 8, 2006

DeLay in 'last throes'

Posted By on Tue, Aug 8, 2006 at 3:03 PM

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is fighting an uphill battle to keep his congressional seat from going to a Democrat in November.

DeLay intends to withdraw as a candidate for Congress, a Republican strategist said Tuesday, a step that would allow the party to field a write-in candidate in hopes of holding his seat.

The development came one day after Texas Republicans lost a court battle in their bid to replace DeLay on the November ballot.

There will be no Republican candidate to face Democrat Nick Lampson, a former House member.

Texas Republicans on Monday abandoned their court fight to replace DeLay on the November ballot after being turned back at the Supreme Court.

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