Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The Wedge Issue that Cuts Both Ways

Democrat Ciro Rodriguez beat Henry Bonilla in the TX-23 run-off election, marking the second Democratic pickup in Texas this cycle (Tom Delay was the other), increasing the Democratic majority in the House to 233, and marking a wave bigger than the Republicans' in 1994.

So apparently, Republicans are paying a price for their race-baiting on illegal immigration, such as efforts to turn illegal immigrants into felons and build a fence between the U.S. and Mexico. Good.

And as a bonus bit of karma, this also appears to be the unexpected result of the crooked Texas redistricting gambit.

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