And lo, the word came via Twitter: Sheila Jackson Lee will be facing an actual opponent this year.
City councilman Jarvis Johnson announced he's filing for the primary in the 18th Congressional District, where Jackson has ruled for years, Jarvis is starting his third two-year term on the council, representing District B.
According to the official announcement, it looks like he'll be taking on the issue of whether Jackson Lee spends too much time seeking the national spotlight and not enough time on gritty local issues.
"America is a great democracy and the people are given the opportunity to choose their leadership. Leadership should be chosen by their examples of delivering meaningful services to their communities," said Johnson.
"Over the course of the next two months, I look forward to having a spirited debate on who can best represent the people of the Eighteenth Congressional District. We're going to have a frank discussion on who's capable of bringing and creating good paying jobs for the people of the district. Who can spark genuine economic development, and who can provide leadership to marshal resources to help eliminate the dropout rate," added Johnson.
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