CD22 messTom Delay gave up his district and created a mess. His plan apparently, was to get himself declared ineligible , and have another Republican appointed as candidate. But, there is a glitch.
Less than 24 hours after Texas GOP Chair Tina Benkiser declared Congressman Tom DeLay to be ineligible to run for or serve as Congressman for Texas CD22, Texas Democrats have filed suit to prevent his being replaced on the ballot.
The Democrats are up to their dirty tricks of mucking up things in the courts, as Rhymes with Right so succinctly puts it:
At bare minimum, the goal is to prevent there from being a candidate actively raising campaign funds and campaigning against Lampson. After all, despite their rhetoric, the Democrats and their lawyers know that the Texas Election Code DOES allow for DeLay to be removed from the ballot.I don't believe this court case is going anywhere, but it shortens a campain and funds raising season for any potential candidate. One can't help note the irony though of the Democrats attempt at keeping their archnemisis on the ballot. I am not in District 22, but I support Bob Smither for the job, but dirty politics is dirty politics and this Democratic action has a stink about it. An eligible Republican needs to be on that ballot.