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Tom Delay

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Tom Delay
No Retreat, No Surrender: One American's FightFormer House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) discusses his political memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender, at the Oxonian Society in New York City. The book explores his time in the Texas legislature, his election to the U.S. Congress, his role in the 1994 Republican takeover of Congress, his opinions of other politicans, his political battles, and his religious beliefs.Tom DeLay (R-TX) served in the U.S. Congress from 1985 to 2006. He became Deputy Minority Whip in 1988, House Majority Whip in 1995 and House Majority Leader in 2003. In 2005, a Texas grand jury indicted Rep. DeLay for conspiring to use corporate money to elect a Republican majority in the Texas State House in 2002. The new Republican majority reorganized the state's congressional district map and five more Texas Republicans were elected to the U.S. House in 2004. Rep. DeLay resigned his seat in Congress in April 2006.moreless

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