A judge ruled that Tom DeLay remains a resident of Texas and must be on the GOP ballot in November. DeLay, after winning the nomination, claimed that he had moved to Virginia (in spite of still keeping and staying at his Texas home). If he had his way, the local GOP would have been able to pick another candidate to run in his place. It is thought that DeLay ran in the primary to make sure none of the GOP critics of his behavior would take his place in Congress. If he had been declared ineligible, GOP leaders favorable to DeLay could then have picked a candidate to his liking. No such luck. Even an appeal with put any appointed replacement at severe disadvantage, and more legal battles will remind voters why the GOP doesn't want to run on its record.