Developing, as they say, at The Red State. Suspicion all along has been that like Jack Stick, Eric Opiela's challenge was a stalking horse for Talmadge Heflin and his quest to overturn the election of Hubert Vo, but if both Stick and Opiela drop theirs before the hearings begin, his cover is gone. Nothing on this that I can see in Google News as yet, so stay tuned.
UPDATE: Andrew D is hearing the same whispers.
UPDATE: And now it's official.
Former Republican House candidate Eric Opiela has withdrawn his election challenge for the South Texas seat, his attorney confirmed Friday.