Tom De Lay (R-Tex.), a primary architect of the Republican majority who became one of the most powerful and feared leaders in Washington, told House allies last night that he will give up his seat rather than face a reelection fight that appears increasingly unwinnable. Rudy, his former deputy chief of staff, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and corruption charges, telling federal prosecutors of a criminal enterprise being run out of De Lay's leadership offices.
Rudy's plea agreement did not implicate De Lay in any illegal activities, but by placing the influence-buying efforts of disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff directly in De Lay's operation, the former aide may have made an already difficult reelection bid all but out of reach.
Cobb County detectives and the medical examiner are working together to confirm the manner and cause of death, Pierce said.
According to the arrest warrant, the temperature reached 88 degrees in the area on Wednesday.
A December poll by CNN, USA Today and Gallup also indicated that a credible Democrat could beat De Lay.
Harris says she’s been advised not to discuss the case with the media.The station also reported Justin Ross Harris took his son to breakfast with him before he said he forgot the 22-month-old was in his car all day.WGCL-TV reports a new warrant says Harris warrant states Harris entered his vehicle through the driver’s side door at lunch, “to place an object into the vehicle.He then closed the door and left the car, re-entering his place of business.” “I’ve been in law enforcement for 34 years.What I know about this case shocks my conscience as a police officer, a father and a grandfather,” said .
Republicans said that, with De Lay gone, they have a much better chance of holding the seat.