Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Time to gloat: Tom DeLay's old seat goes to a Democrat

The Houston Chronicle says that Democrat Nick Lampson has won the Congressional seat formerly occupied by Tom DeLay.

It's a conservative district, but since DeLay resigned after winning the Republican primary, they weren't able to put another Republican on the ballot, so their candidate ran a write-in campaign.

Lampson was in Congress before, but DeLay's gerrymandering of the Texas districts cost him his old seat, so this is poetic justice.

The Republicans stayed firmly in control in the rest of Texas, so this one is a sweet victory.

1 comment:

Diane Silver said...

A wonderful victory, Nancy, for all of Texas and the country. And yes, as a native Texan, you do get to gloat.