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CQ: ‘06 DROPOFF BY GOP TEXAN McCAUL HAS DEMS EYEING PROSPECTS’
In an early look at the race for the Texas 10th this week, the respected journal Congressional Quarterly notes that the incumbent’s 94 percent voting record with the Bush White House’s failed policies “has opened the eyes of [Democratic] strategists, who are mulling whether they could put the seat into more serious play in 2008.”
“Texas Republican Mike McCaul was a beneficiary of a mid-decade redistricting plan - spearheaded by Tom DeLay, the Texan who then was House majority leader - that left the GOP with six more House seats after the 2004 election than they had after 2002….
“Dan Grant is an Austin-based international affairs consultant [who] criticized McCaul for what he called his ‘lockstep’ allegiance to the Bush Administration, including the war in Iraq. Grant says his criticisms of the president’s handling of the war are based on his own observations in a career that has taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo….
“Grant said, ‘I’ve been on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan… I’ve watched our nation’s casualties mount without any clear strategy.’”
For the full story, check out the New York Times at http://www.nytimes.com/cq/2007/06/26/cq_2967.html or the original Congressional Quarterly clip at http://www.cqpolitics.com/2007/06/06_dropoff_by_gop_texan_mccaul.html.
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