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Texas: Proscutors ask for delay of DeLay trial so they can appeal

AP reports: Prosecutors asked a judge Monday not to let Rep. Tom DeLay's trial begin while they appeal the dismissal of one of the three campaign-finance charges against the former House majority leader.

If Judge Pat Priest agrees to a delay, it could be another blow to DeLay's hopes of regaining his leadership post.

The Texas Republican was forced to step down under House GOP rules after being charged earlier this year, and he cannot regain his post as long as he remains under indictment. For that reason, he has asked for a dismissal of the case, or else a prompt trial, in hopes of becoming majority leader again when Congress reconvenes in late January. -- Prosecutors appeal dismissed DeLay charge

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