DeLay's Newest Challenge
Former Democratic Congressional candidate and Tom DeLay opponent Richard Morrison has announced that he will not be running again in 2006. While Morrison ran surprisingly well in 2004, winning 41% of the vote, this news will certainly worry Majority Leader DeLay.
Morrison was a political novice whose positions were cut straight from run-of-the mill Democratic policy statements. A more experienced candidate would have likely done significantly better in the polls.
Enter that more experienced opponent. AP reports that former Houston Congressman Nick Lampson is now the most likely 2006 challenger of DeLay. Lampson, you see, was one of the Texas Democrats redistricted out of a seat when the Republican dominated Texas legislature decided to pull its power-grabbing stunt back in 2003. A stunt largely conceived of and coordinated by Tom DeLay.
Think Lampson is looking forward to this fight? Think he’ll have money pouring in from Democrats all of the country? This will be interesting.