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  • Grandson of late President Bush runs for Congress in Texas

    12/09/2019 12:55:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2019 | Paul J. Weber
    Pierce Bush, the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, announced his candidacy Monday for a congressional seat in Texas, becoming the latest member of his famous Republican family to enter politics. But his first run for office won’t be easy. Bush joins one of the nation’s most crowded congressional races of 2020 in his bid to replace Republican Rep. Pete Olson, who is retiring from his suburban Houston district that Democrats nearly flipped last year and are aggressively targeting again.
  • Second GOP congressman this week announces retirement (Olson, Mitchell)

    07/26/2019 4:49:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 56 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 25, 2019
    U.S. Rep. Pete Olson of Texas announced Thursday he would not seek re-election after his current term, becoming the second Republican congressman this week to do so. Olson's retirement could set up a fierce battle in his district, which was once a safe Republican district but has become increasingly Democratic, and national Democrats have made it clear they are focusing on Texas as a battleground state in 2020. Olson's decision comes one day after Rep. Paul Mitchell of Michigan, announced his own retirement. Like Mitchell, he said his family was a big factor. "As someone who has long advocated for...
  • Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump's tweet

    07/15/2019 2:25:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2019 | CNN
    Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President's comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "If he issues a statement on this we'll be sure to forward," said McConnell spokesman David Popp in response to a question from CNN. While many Republican leaders in Congress have thus far not spoken out, some GOP members...
  • Exclusive – Rep. Pete Olson: Impeach Eric Holder

    07/03/2014 8:20:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2014 | Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX)
    A glance at current headlines reveals that Central American children are flooding across our porous Southern border at an alarming rate, thanks to the Obama White House refusing to enforce existing immigration laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the federal agency in charge of collecting taxes from hard working Americans, is still under investigation (and refusing to cooperate) for targeting and harassing citizens based on their political beliefs. All of this happens while US Attorney General Eric Holder, the chief law enforcement officer in the United States, only enforces the laws that fit Obama's agenda. Thanks in large part to...
  • Articles of Impeachment Against Holder to be Introduced on Thursday

    11/13/2013 8:03:30 AM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A Texas Republican plans to introduce a resolution of Articles of Impeachment for Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. Rep. Pete Olson’s (R-Texas) office said this morning that “this was not a decision made lightly,” but comes with Holder’s “pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright with Congress and the American people” since being held in contempt in June 2012. That 255-67 vote on criminal contempt, which included 17 Democrats, was tied to the Fast and Furious scandal and marked the first time Congress has found an attorney general in contempt. A measure of...
  • Texas Democratic Party cuts ties with Rogers (LaRouchian candidate won primary)

    03/16/2010 10:33:37 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 17 replies · 540+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2010 | Jennifer Radcliffe
    The Texas Democratic Party took sharp measures today to distance itself from Kesha Rogers, who recently made headlines by calling for the impeachment of President Obama. Rogers, 33, of Stafford, is a volunteer organizer for the LaRouche Youth Movement. She is running against Republican incumbent Pete Olson or the 22nd Congressional district seat. ...the Texas Democratic Party approved a resolution today that "releases party officers and members from their obligation to support LaRouche follower Kesha Rogers." The resolution states that the movement includes "instances of illegal activities, discriminatory proclamations and thuggish behavior" and "contains clear, convincing and overwhelming evidence of...
  • Cancellation at NASA puts Olson to the test (Battle to save moon program from Obama)

    02/16/2010 12:02:34 AM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 36 replies · 587+ views ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | STEWART M. POWELL
    Olson says he welcomes the challenge, the most serious test of his political skills since entering Congress in January 2009. The former staffer for former Sen. Phil Gramm and Sen. John Cornyn insists he's optimistic that he and other lawmakers can forge a bipartisan coalition in Congress powerful enough to reverse Obama's decision to end the moon program. Houston-area leaders are counting on the untested Washington warrior. Cindy Harreld, head of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, says she believes that Olson and other Texas lawmakers “can work with others in Congress to stop this.” If the former Navy...
  • Minority Raises Its Profile

    11/02/2009 10:59:20 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 2, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Minority Raises Its Profile Allie Winegar Duzett, November 2, 2009 Yet another eloquent conservative spokesman whom media outlets can’t seem to find spoke at the Bloggers’ Briefing at the Heritage Foundation last week. “For those of you who want to know, I’m not going to be on Dancing with the Stars,” Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) said, laughing about his relationship with former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay at a recent Heritage Foundation Bloggers’ Briefing. “It’s been an interesting ten months,” Rep. Olson began, referring to the myriad of legislation the Obama administration has proposed: health care, cap and trade, et cetera....
  • Congressman (Pete Olson) recovering from heart scare

    03/13/2009 11:23:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 282+ views ^ | March 13, 2009 | Mark Preston
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rep. Pete Olson was “rushed” from Capitol Hill to the hospital Thursday, and doctors “equipped” him with a “dual chamber pacemaker,” the Texas Republican wrote in an e-mail to political supporters. “While working out in the House gym, I got quite dizzy and fainted,” Olson said in the note sent Friday by his campaign committee. “After being rushed to George Washington University Hospital, it was determined that I had a condition called bradycardia, which is medical talk for a slow heart beat. Whatever they call it, it wasn't good and I don't recommend it.” Olson added, “The...
  • Cornyn Set to Take Over GOP’s Senate Campaign Committee (NRSC)

    11/13/2008 6:20:06 PM PST · by flattorney · 27 replies · 1,012+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | November 13, 2008 | Bart Jansen
    Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is poised to become the next chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, after Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota dropped his leadership bid. The post is influential because the chairmen recruits candidates and raises money for them. But Coleman remains locked in a tight race to hold his seat, separated from Democrat Al Franken by 206 votes out of nearly 3 million cast, with a recount expected to begin next week. Cornyn won re-election handily Nov. 4. Coleman called Cornyn on Thursday to drop out and support his rival. Coleman has backed off his bid...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7-18-08

    07/18/2008 5:39:51 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 131 replies · 304+ views
    President Bush spent the night in Tucson, Arizona where he arrived late yesterday evening after touring the areas effected by the wildfires in California. This morning, the President participated in a fundraiser for Congressional candidate Tim Bee before boarding Air Force One. Arriving in Houston, Texas this afternoon, President Bush spoke on behalf of another Congressional candidate Pete Olson at Ellington Field. (Transcript) No doubt in my mind Pete Olson will make a fine United States congressman and I'm proud to be here to support him. The President attended a private fundraiser for Olson late this afternoon. From there the...
  • Races (Congressional) of the Week

    06/19/2008 7:54:41 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 8 replies · 87+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/18/2008 | John Gizzi
    Florida’s 22nd District: West vs. KleinThere are two reasons Republicans and conservatives in general throughout Florida’s 22nd District are passionate about defeating one-term Democratic Rep. Ron Klein.  The first is that, but for freakish circumstances in 2006, Clay Shaw would have clung onto the seat he had held since 1980 and gone on to be ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee.  But in the worst Republican election year since Watergate in 1974 and when scandal-plagued Rep. Mark Foley (R.-Fla.) was from the neighboring district, Shaw felt the voter fury against all Republicans and lost to Klein by...