Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay leaves Capitol Hill, in September 2013, after a Texas appeals court tossed out his criminal conviction, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

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