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Delay’s Leadership Abilities In Doubt Following Indictment

It remains to be seen how the indictment of Houston area Congressman Tom Delay will affect his leadership abilities. The first test may be in how effective Delay is in securing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for Texas Congressman Tom Delay may not hold the leadership position of Majority Leader for the time being, but he […]

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It remains to be seen how the indictment of Houston area Congressman Tom Delay will affect his leadership abilities. The first test may be in how effective Delay is in securing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for Texas

Congressman Tom Delay may not hold the leadership position of Majority Leader for the time being, but he does continue to represent the 22-nd congressional district. Rice University Political Science Professor Bob Stein says it remains to be seen if Delay will wield the same power.

Stein says this could prove to be a big concern for local elected officials who are calling on the federal government for funding and re-reimbursement for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts provided by the greater Houston area.

Political maneuvering in Washington will determine the new make up of the republican party leadership … but here in Texas, it’s not immediately obvious who might pick up the slack if Delay’s strength does weaken. Stein points out the congressional redistricting backed by Delay caused Texas in general to lose seniority.

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