Just breaking on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country".
Tom DeLay just phoned Chris Matthews to give him the scoop that DeLay will be announcing tomorrow that he's dropping out of his Texas congressional race and will be leaving Congress.
Apparently, Rep. DeLay felt that he couldn't overcome the downward trends in the polls, his numbers weren't improving and likely wouldn't improve with the various scandals surrounding him, and he felt his chance of winning was no better than 50/50.
DeLay also felt another Republican candidate would walk into the job, and so he fell on his sword.
Pretty stunning news. And I'm assuming this isn't some delayed April Fools Day news story.
It's a smart move considering the black cloud around him. If he's guilty nail him. If he's innocent, he could make a comeback at some point.