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Sunday, July 09, 2006

DeLay will run for Texas seat if he loses appeal

Tom DeLay, currently facing criminal charges even as he appeals a separate case that requires him to run for his House seat after winning the Republican primary, gives word that he'll give the race all he's got. Assuming he isn't convicted and fails in his bid to not run. Talk about moxie.

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. "Guess he'll have to fire up the engines on the campaign and let 'er rip."