The Democrats had sued to keep Delay's name on the ballot even though he had since moved to Virginia in an attempt to give them a better shot at winning the seat that he had recently resigned from over money laundering and conspiracy charges.
Delay representatives had said as recently as a few weeks ago that if he is on the ballot that he would aggressively campaign to retake his seat.
A source close to the ex-Congressman tells TIME that DeLay is planning an aggressive campaign to retake the House seat he quit in June if an appeals court lets stand a ruling by a federal judge last week that his name must stay on November's ballot--even though he has moved to Virginia. "If it isn't overturned, Katy bar the door!" says a G.O.P. official.
Right wing blogs are already on the Delay bandwagon predicting a Delay win throwing the Democratic tactic back in their faces. I question their wisdom in wishing to have Delay voted back into office considering the charges he is facing and I would also question the wisdom of Texas voters if they re-elected him but as is the case in politics, anything is possible.
I have just a two word reminder for those wanting to see Delay re-elected, James Traficant.
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