Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Sep. 15, 2003

For 37 days, 11 Democrats from the Texas senate hid out in New Mexico, blocking the quorum needed to pass a redistricting plan favoring Republicans. Then JOHN WHITMIRE--known as "Boogie" since his partying days--broke ranks, enraging his posse. He plans to show up--thus ensuring a vote can take place--when Governor Rick Perry calls a third special session on redistricting.


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