DeLay Gives Up Fight for Leadership Post

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U.S. Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Nov. 3.

U.S. Rep. Tom Delay (R-TX) speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Nov. 3. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) abandons his attempt to return as House majority leader. DeLay, who faces charges that he violated Texas campaign finance laws, stepped aside last year. He's been under growing pressure from fellow Republicans who don't want him to return.

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