Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Don't mess with Texas

Congratulations to Ciro Rodriguez, who has been elected in the runoff election in Texas's 23rd Congressional District! This makes it official: the new House of Representatives will have 233 Democrats and 202 Republicans. This means that the Democrats will have more seats than the Republicans have had at any time since 1949 (the famous "Do Nothing Congress") .

1 comment:

  1. This was in one of the districts that was created by the Tom DeLay mid-decade redistricting. The district was deigned to be a safe seat for Henry Bonilla (the guy Ciro Rodriguez defeated this week.) A court determined that the DeLay-created district violated the civil rights of some people. I do love irony.