Democrats in The House …
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the main organization in charge of putting Democrats into the House of Representatives. As such, they are not surprisingly dismayed by the latest ruling on Texas redistricting. The DCCC has now issued an official statement; here’s the highlight:
The Court’s decision will now be appealed to the United States Supreme Court. In the meantime, Mr. DeLay is sadly mistaken if he expects Democrats in Texas to roll over and play dead in the face of this new assault. The reality is that the Texas Democratic delegation is comprised of tough competitors, many of them with a proven record of competing – and winning – in majority Republican districts. They know how to raise money, and run hard-hitting campaigns that address issues about which Texas voters really care.
The DCCC page also includes similar statements by House Minority Leader Pelosi and several other Democratic Representatives.
If you want a full rundown of the reaction in Texas to the ruling, and likely effects, Off the Kuff is the place to go (Charles Kuffner’s extensive coverage of the Texas Redistricting Fiasco earned him a well-deserved “Best Series” nomination in the Koufax Awards.)