A federal judge ruled today that Republicans cannot replace former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on the ballot for the 22nd Congressional District race.
U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, a Republican appointee, ruled that DeLay must appear on the Nov. 7 ballot as the GOP nominee for the congressional seat that he abandoned last month.
Sparks said DeLay could “withdraw” from the race under Texas election law, but that still would not allow the Republicans to replace him on the ballot.
DeLay will appeal. But this is good news for Lampson.