WASHINGTON - Texas Republicans on Monday abandoned their court fight to replace former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on the November ballot after being turned back by the Supreme Court. The decision came after Justice Antonin Scalia, earlier in the afternoon, rejected Texas Republicans' request to block an appeals court ruling saying DeLay's name should remain on the ballot.
So, the Republicans are forced to leave the man most synonymous with corruption on the ballot. DeLay should lose, which is great and a pick-up for us and a high-profile loss for them. OR he somehow wins, is later found guilty and has to relinquish his seat again. It's win-win!