Jon Stewart Makes Run for DeLay House Seat (TX-22)

(Sugar Land, Texas) Unconfirmed Sources report ’08 Presidential Candidate Jon Stewart will make a run for the House seat vacated by the disgraced Tom Delay. DeLay was forced to resign from the House in the wake of his many indictments. However, DeLay won the Republican party primary and Texas election law does not allow replacement candidates. This has forced Texas Republicans to adopt a risky write in strategy. Stewart plans to take advantage of the flailing Republicans to “get myself a fat cat job in Washington.”

Winning a write-in campaign is hard enough, but squabbling among Republicans in the district means that there may not be a consensus candidate for the national and state party to rally around. While this district retains a good Republican advantage