Congressional District 22, even after a few years, still contains the strong stench of Tom DeLay. Not to mention his hapless successor, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, known forever to readers of the popular Wonkette blog as"Dracula Cunt"
after we noted how she had received a write-in vote (that counted!) under that name.
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Democrat Nick Lampson, who was redistricted out of office in 2004, captured the 22nd seat two years ago and has hung tenuously on ever since in the heavily-GOP district.
He faces Pete Olson, a by-the-book Republican who has worked as a staffer for Phil Gramm and John Cornyn.
The race, in chart form:
-- Richard Connelly