DeLay: "We Have Had An Effect On The Culture Of Washington, D.C."... "I Can Continue To Be A Leader Of The Conservative Cause"...

"I can continue to be a leader of the conservative cause," he said. "I can do more to grow the Republican majority, rather than spend the next eight months locked down in running a campaign."

He said working to get that Republican majority, especially in the House, and creating what he contends is a "permanent majority" are his proudest accomplishments.

"We have put together the largest political coalition in my lifetime," said DeLay. "We have had an effect on the culture of Washington, D.C."

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