January 13, 2005
Opiela to drop electoral challenge?

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Former Republican House candidate Eric Opiela has withdrawn his election challenge for the South Texas seat, his attorney confirmed Friday.

Wonder if the letter he got from State Sen. Hinojosa had anything to do with his decision.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 13, 2005 to Election 2004 | TrackBack