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  • Door opens as Paul heads for exit

    07/14/2011 6:02:45 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 12, 2011 | Joe Holley
    One with a definite interest in the race is Nick Lampson, a Beaumont Democrat who represented Texas' 9th Congressional District from 1997 to 2005 before falling victim to the controversial mid-decade redistricting effort engineered by then-House Majority Leader Tom Delay. Lampson lost in 2004 to U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, regained a seat in 2006 when he defeated DeLay and lost again in 2008 to U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land. "I certainly have an interest in taking a look at being back in Congress," Lampson said. "I don't want to go back and get caught up in all the...
  • Tom DeLay hammers Pelosi-Democrats, “Will run circles around Obama” (More)

    11/06/2008 5:47:05 AM PST · by flattorney · 34 replies · 4,996+ views
    MSNBC Hardball ^ | November 4, 2008 | Chris Matthews TV Interview
    In this election night interview with Chris Matthews, Tom speaks about Pete Olson beating Nick “SorosBoy” Lampson in his old House district (Texas CD-22). He also states that Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats will further destroy the economy with their increased seats and power in the U.S. House of Representatives. - FlA VIDEO - - 11.04.08-SFG: Will Pelosi "run circles" around Obama? - So says one expert on congressional power, former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, a.k.a. "The Hammer." DeLay told MSNBC tonight that, with Democrats expected double-digit gains in the House, “Pelosi will be the most...
  • Pete Olson(R) wins Tom DeLay's old TX-22 seat. (Soros Shadow Party takes another beating)

    11/04/2008 10:12:15 PM PST · by flattorney · 26 replies · 1,993+ views
    Houston Chronicle Election Results ^ | November 5, 2008 | Staff/FlAttorney
    No article from the Houston Chronicle yet, probably because they endorsed Nick "SorosBoy" Lampson, (along with NObama) but Pete Olson(R) was just declared the winner of his HR TX-22 race (Tom DeLay's old seat). What a great win to send carpetbagger Lampson and the Soros Shadow Party packing. Thanks everyone that worked very hard to make this happen! As the saying goes… “Don’t Mess With Texas” - FlA U.S. House District 22 In: 94% (Latest, 11.05.08-12:45ET) Nick Lampson, D (I) 135,655 45.4% Pete Olson, R 156,632 52.4% (Declared Winner) John Wieder, L 6,492 2.2% U.S. House District 22 In: 60%...
  • GOP leading in two key congressional races polls (Pete Olsen +17)

    10/31/2008 3:35:27 PM PDT · by flattorney · 9 replies · 1,063+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 26, 2008 | Alan Bernsetin
    ABSTRACT: Two Houston-area congressmen under political siege likely face opposite fates in the Nov. 4 election, according to a poll conducted for the Houston Chronicle. U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points. U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, led Democratic challenger Michael Skelly more modestly, by 7 percentage points, with virtually the same margin of error. In both Republican-friendly districts, a key factor appeared to be the Democratic candidates' inability...
  • Latest TX-22 Pete Olson News (DeLay’s Old District)

    10/26/2008 10:37:14 PM PDT · by flattorney · 11 replies · 724+ views
    10.26.08 Videos: TV ads against SorosBoy Lampson: Olson for Congress: “Just Ask Nick” | NRCC Ad: Nick Lampson's Misplaced Priorities 10.26.08 Houston Chronicle: Most Republicans — and some Democrats — thought Democrat Nick Lampson would be a one-term wonder following the resignation of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. But Lampson has been an effective lawmaker. Still, he faces a strong GOP challenger in Pete Olson and the district is very Republican. If Lampson holds on, it will symbolize the GOP's lost opportunities of 2008. 10.25.08 Fox News: This is Tom DeLay's old seat. DeLay made the seat less Republican...
  • Conservative Activists Attack Lampson for Legislative Support of ACORN

    10/26/2008 10:30:10 PM PDT · by flattorney · 291+ views
    Coalition for a Conservative Majority ^ | October 16, 2008 | Debbie Guitian Roan
    - - Nick Lampson's Voter Fraud Attacks on Pete Olson "Ironic" HOUSTON - As news came out that the FBI was investigating the liberal organization ACORN for voter fraud, Houston-area conservatives blasted Rep. Nick Lampson for his recent, baseless allegations against Pete Olson. CCM members called on Nick Lampson to repudiate ACORN's actions, citing Congressman Nick Lampson's consistent support of ACORN's legislative efforts in Washington. "I find it ironic that Nick Lampson would make these half-baked, egregious allegations of voter fraud against Pete Olson, when in reality he supports an extremely controversial organization that is currently under investigation by the...
  • TX-22 Pete Olson News: Mitt Romney Fundraiser/Pete Addresses Dems Allegations/More

    10/23/2008 11:20:20 PM PDT · by flattorney · 23 replies · 1,381+ views
    Various/FlA FR “Straight Talk” TX-22 Race ^ | October 23, 2008 | Various/FlAttorney
    Lampson, Olson stake claims on Political Spectrum Houston Chronicle (Endorses both Lampson and Obama - FlA) by Alan Berstein October 22, 2008 Abstract: Rascally liberal Jim Hightower, the former Texas agriculture commissioner, gets credit for the phrase, "There's nothing in the middle of the road but yellow stripes and dead armadillos." Key questions in the Houston-area race between Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson and Republican former Senate aide Pete Olson are whether Lampson has earned his middle-of-the-road stripes — and whether his political career will die there Nov. 4. Lampson has tried to relieve the odd fit ever since, saying...
  • Gloves come off in Lampson, Olson debate (TX-22 Tom DeLay’s old HR district)

    10/21/2008 7:04:31 AM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,578+ views
    KHOU TV 11 ^ | October 20, 2008 | Leigh Frillici
    Fort Bend County – Monday’s debate between District 22’s U.S. Representative Nick Lampson and his Republican challenger Pete Olson lasted a little over an hour. From the moment it started it was certainly charged. The debate was their one and only meeting on the campaign trail, and it was peppered with attacks and wise cracks. Even with the spirited debate, there is still a question as to which direction the district will fall. It is Tom Delay's old seat, and he gave up under a cloud of legal problems and ethical questions. After Delay resigned, election laws kept Republicans off...
  • GOP's Olson Blasts Democrat Lampson's Record

    10/21/2008 1:30:29 AM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 490+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Oct. 20, 2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    Accusations traded during only debate for 22nd District race Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson pleaded for bipartisanship and compromise, and Republican challenger Pete Olson delivered a withering criticism of Lampson's legislative votes Monday night in their only debate over a seat that has drawn the national spotlight. (snip) Monday night's campaign match-up was the only one Lampson agreed to attend with Olson before the Nov. 4 election.
  • VFW endorses Lampson over GOP rival, fellow veteran (NRA too?)

    10/19/2008 7:40:50 AM PDT · by cbkaty · 38 replies · 1,128+ views
    2008 Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/19/2008 | ALAN BERNSTEIN
    The political arm of Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday endorsed Democratic U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, who did not serve in the military, over Republican challenger Pete Olson, a former Navy pilot and Pentagon liaison. Also, the National Rifle Association made its backing of Lampson official, months after signaling its support of his legislative votes for gun ownership rights.
  • GOP Aims to Retake 2 Texas Districts

    02/25/2008 3:33:59 PM PST · by flattorney · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2008 | AP on Google
    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republicans are still hot over the loss of two congressional districts to Democrats in 2006 — especially the one that had been held by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay — and they're looking to win them back this fall. But first, they must choose their challengers in the March 4 primary. Both seats drew multiple GOP candidates eager to take on incumbent Democratic Reps. Nick Lampson in the 22nd District and Ciro Rodriguez in the 23rd District. National Republicans have set their sights on finding someone who might evict Lampson and Rodriguez in November. "These are...
  • Mauricio Celis: Hillary Backer, Drug Dealer?

    01/15/2008 7:01:06 AM PST · by fweingart · 2 replies · 1,173+ views
    Captains Quarters ^ | January 15, 2008 | Edward Morrissey
    Last November, I wrote about the case of Hillary Clinton backer Mauricio Celis, whose ownership of a law practice resulted in an indictment containing charges of impersonating a lawyer and fraudulent business practices. Now the state of Texas has a new investigation of Celis which includes money laundering and suspected involvement in Mexican drug cartels: Mauricio Celis is linked to the Mexican drug trade in a search warrant the state used Friday to raid his law offices and gather computer files, according to financial documents and other business records. The warrant includes a sworn statement by a Texas Attorney General's...
  • Republican Congressional Candidates now up to 10 (for ex-Tom DeLay’s Texas District 22 seat)

    01/05/2008 9:44:31 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 670+ views
    Fort Bend Herald ^ | January 3, 2008 | Stephen Palkot
    A conservative member of the state board of education is the newest entrant in the race for the Congressional seat held by Nick Lampson, D-Stafford. Richmond's Cynthia Dunbar joined the race for Congressional District 22, squaring off with nine other Republican candidates in the March primary. Dunbar won election to the SBOE in 2006, the same year Lampson wrested Tom DeLay's former Congressional seat from decades of Republican control. Also new to the race is Kevyn Bazzy, a U.S. Army reservist with a background in military intelligence. By the filing deadline Tuesday, here are the candidates, along with details of...
  • Congressman undergoes angioplasty - Nick Lampson (D)

    12/22/2006 7:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 801+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/06 | AP
    HOUSTON - Congressman Nick Lampson, newly elected to the seat once held by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, underwent a procedure Friday to open up a partially blocked blood vessel, his spokeswoman said. Doctors at Christus St. John Hospital in suburban Houston performed the angioplasty on the 61-year-old Lampson and placed a stent in the vessel. Lampson was "conscious, alert and in good spirits throughout the procedure," spokeswoman Carrie Chess said in a statement. He was expected to be discharged Saturday. His wife, Susan Lampson, drove him to the hospital Thursday night because he started feeling sick during dinner....
  • U.S. Rep.-Elect Nick Lampson Taken to Hospital (CD-22)

    12/21/2006 9:11:30 PM PST · by anymouse · 4 replies · 713+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 21, 2006
    U.S. Rep-elect Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, was taken to the hospital this evening after eating dinner and complaining to his wife, Susan, that he wasn't feeling well, according to Lampson spokeswoman Carrie Chess. Lampson had not eaten all day and had not had a day off since the election last month, Chess said. He was preparing to start his vacation Friday. He walked into St. John Hospital in Clear Lake on his own and was taking routine tests to make sure he was OK, Chess said late tonight.
  • Lampson Beats Write-in to Capture DeLay Seat

    11/08/2006 1:55:17 AM PST · by flattorney · 26 replies · 1,126+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 8, 2006, 2:43AM | KRISTEN MACK
    Democrat Nick Lampson won the bitter race to succeed former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay on Tuesday, overcoming Shelley Sekula-Gibbs' strong write-in effort to save the seat for the Republicans. Lampson said his victory was indicative of the Democratic Party's return and its cohesiveness. He added that the country deserves and will get a "new direction." Democrats regained control of the U.S. House for the first time in 12 years. "There are a lot of things I want to do. I want to make sure we do indeed try to create civility in our Congress," said Lampson, who served in...
  • Shelley Sekula GibbsNeeds Your Help on Election Day

    11/04/2006 9:44:29 PM PST · by BellStar · 3 replies · 366+ views
    Email ^ | 11-04-06 | Gibbs
    We Need Your Help on Election Day Dear Friend, Thank you for all your help and support to this point. We are so close and we feel the positive momentum giving us a solid chance for victory. Today, I am asking you to work for my campaign as a poll worker on Election Day. As you know, I am a write-in candidate, and the poll worker gives help to those who have questions about voting for me. This is a critical role to ensure that District 22 has strong, credentialed Republican representation. Poll worker shifts can be as brief as...
  • Write-in Could Win Delay's Spot, Poll Finds.

    10/29/2006 9:24:34 PM PST · by rhinohunter · 324 replies · 9,802+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10-29-2006 | Doug Miller
    On Monday President Bush flies into Houston to campaign for a congressional candidate who — at one point — looked like a long shot. But an exclusive poll indicates that Shelley Sekula-Gibbs may pull off a political upset and win her write-in campaign for Congress.
  • Five file paperwork to run in special election to fill temporarily DeLay's House seat

    09/02/2006 6:38:34 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 406+ views
    <p>HOUSTON (AP) - Five people filed the necessary paperwork by Friday's afternoon deadline to run in the special election to temporarily fill the seat vacated by former House Majority leader Tom DeLay, according to the secretary of state's Office.</p> <p>Gov. Rick Perry this week ordered the Nov. 7 special election to temporarily replace DeLay, who resigned in June although his term doesn't expire until January. The general election is also on Nov. 7.</p>
  • Deadline Expires, 2 GOP Write-in Candidates Remain In Race For DeLay's Seat

    09/01/2006 8:40:33 PM PDT · by AntiGuv · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Fort Bend Now ^ | August 29, 2006 | Bob Dunn
    In yet another surprise in the race for Congressional District 22, there will be two Republican write-in candidates running against Democrat Nick Lampson and Libertarian Bob Smither. On Tuesday – the deadline for withdrawing or registering as a write-in – Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs traveled to Austin to file her papers, as expected. But unexpectedly, by the end of the day former Republican congressional candidate and Houston businessman Don Richardson did not ask the Texas Secretary of State’s office to remove his name as a write-in candidate. The move threatens to further confuse voters in what has already been...