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Dogged by Investigations, DeLay to Leave Congress

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Dogged by Investigations, DeLay to Leave Congress

Dogged by Investigations, DeLay to Leave Congress

Dogged by Investigations, DeLay to Leave Congress

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Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaks at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on March 28, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The Texas Republican was addressing a conference entitled, "The War on Christians and the Values Voter in 2006." Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay speaks at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on March 28, 2006, in Washington, D.C. The Texas Republican was addressing a conference entitled, "The War on Christians and the Values Voter in 2006."

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Texas Congressman Tom DeLay plans to resign his seat in the coming weeks. The Republican former House majority leader doubts his chances of winning re-election in the face of mounting political troubles. He is under indictment in a Texas political fundraising investigation. Former DeLay aides have also been ensared in the Jack Abramoff lobbying investigation. Steve Inskeep talks to Andrea Seabrook about DeLay's decision.

DeLay's Announcement