Sugar Land mayor to be DeLay's write-in replacement

Indicted former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay lost his legal battle to remove his name from the ballot in Texas's 22nd Congressional District. DeLay won the Republican primary, even though he had no intention of seeking reelection. His plan was to bow out and substitute a handpicked Republican to replace him on the ballot--a final "fuck you" to some of his primary opponents.

Unfortunately for DeLay, a series of judges ruled that he could not take his name off the ballot. After a last-ditch plea to the Supreme Court failed, DeLay decided that there simply wouldn't be a Republican name on the ballot.

Instead, Sugar Land mayor David Wallace will run as a Republican-approved write-in candidate.

Ahh, schadenfreude.

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