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Rick Noriega on Government Reform

Democratic Senate Challenger


Legislative escape tp Okla. protected Voting Rights Act

Cornyn criticized Noriega for fleeing to Ardmore, Okla., with fellow Texas House Democrats in 2003 to protest a Republican redistricting bill engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Cornyn said Noriega wasn't showing leadership "by cutting and running to go to Oklahoma." He said, "I don't consider leaving the state leadership."

But Noriega said it had to be done to protect the Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. Republicans have repeatedly criticized the more than 50 Democrats who fled to Oklahoma in a move that brought the 2003 legislative session to a standstill. But Democratic strategists insist the issue was a positive one for Democratic lawmakers.

Source: 2008 Texas Senate Debate reported in Dallas Morning News Oct 17, 2008

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