Friday, April 07, 2006

AUSTIN -- (STAR-TELEGRAM AUSTIN BUREAU) -- Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he will be in no hurry to call a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, who this week announced his intention to quit Congress in June and have his name removed as the Republican nominee on the November ballot for the Sugar Land district.
Perry, also a Republican, said he does not have power to call a special election until he is formally notified that DeLay has vacated his post. So unless the 11-term lawmaker accelerates his timetable, residents of the 22nd Congressional District will likely go without representation in Washington for the remainder of the year. Read on...

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