Lines in the Sand: Congressional Redistricting in Texas and the Downfall of Tom Delay

By Steve Bickerstaff | Go to book overview
Contents
Preface vii
1. The Significance of the 2003 Congressional Redistricting in Texas 1
2. Partisan Politics and Redistricting in Texas 15
3. Racial and Ethnic Politics 32
4. Electing the Right Republicans: The Republican Strategy for the 2002 Election 46
5. As Partisan as the Law Allows: Republican Strategy in 2003 84 84
6. Playing Defense: Democratic Strategy, 2001–2003 109
7. You Gotta Be Kidding! The 2003 Regular Session 121
8. No Better Option: The Democrats Break the Quorum in the House of Representatives 133
9. Personal Dilemmas: The First Special Session 160
10. Is There a Democratic Endgame? 188
11. Republican Triumph in the Senate 222
12. Redistricting by Cabal: The Final Redistricting Plan 236
13. The Effects of the Final Plan 262
14. The Dilemma for Racial- and Ethnic-Minority Lawmakers and Advocacy Organizations 274
15. The Role of Congressman Tom DeLay, Republican Activists and Donors, and the White House 285

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