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The Midday Brief: Sept. 16, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rides on her campaign bus in north Dallas while going over a speech with advisor Todd Harris during the Republican primary campaign.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Republicans have lamented for years that they have lost seats in the House due to votes for Libertarian candidates. When Tom Craddick was trying to hold onto his speakership, he (or his emissaries) approached Libertarian candidates and asked them to withdraw from the race. It didn’t work. But Republicans have figured out the game." — Democrats beware, BurkaBlog
  • "In the past, Chet Edwards could rely on personal charm and an independent voting streak to get him reelected. Not this year. Residents of the 17th district are riled up like never before." — Targeting Chet Edwards, National Review Online
  • "Redistricting is on the horizon, and as savvy political insiders are acutely aware, the most effective method to pad a party's congressional ranks is by controlling the way district boundaries are drawn every 10 years. That's why Tom DeLay, Gov Rick Perry and their allies fought so hard to force a rare mid-decade remap in Texas — the one that forced out a half-dozen senior Democratic incumbents." — GOP strategists say Texas House safe from Democratic takeover; implications for redistricting, Trail Blazers

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