Sunday, June 05, 2005

GOP concerned with Delay

The Washington Post has a story on how being a friend of Tom Delay is no longer a good thing if you plan on being re-elected in 06.

After enlarging their majority two elections in a row, House Republicans have begun to fear that public attention to members' travel and relations with lobbyists will make ethics a potent issue that could cost the party seats in next year's midterm races.

In what Republican strategists call "the DeLay effect," questions plaguing House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) are starting to hurt his fellow party members, who are facing news coverage of their own trips and use of relatives on their campaign payrolls. Liberal interest groups have begun running advertising in districts where Republicans may be in trouble, trying to tie the incumbents to their leaders' troubles.

Funny, while the House Republicans start running away, the Texas State Republican Leadership passed a resolution unanimously supporting DeLay.

1 comment:

13 Fox said...

Now, Fred, here's something we agree on. If you look down at the footer of my blog I have a link posted to sign a petition to remove DeLay from office. He's corrupt and runs over everyone he can in the process of getting what he wants. I think anyone who supports this guy is nuts.