Lampson chickens out
Lampson has decided not to run in the CD22 special:
It's probably a smart move by Lampson: why risk losing? On the other hand, this hands Shelley the use of the honorific, so that she can run against him in 2008 as "Congresswoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs."
Nick Lampson, the Democratic candidate for the congressional seat vacated by former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, said he will not run in a special election to fill the seat temporarily.
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.
Lampson said Thursday that he will focus his attention on the general election, which is also Nov. 7. He said his participation in the special election would mean at least four candidates vying for a two-month stint.
But I don't really buy his excuse that he was staying out of the special to avoid a runoff. He was scared of losing.
>>But I don't really buy his excuse that he was staying out of the special to avoid a runoff. He was scared of losing.<<
Yep, that's just lame spin on the part of him and his supporters.
Kristen Mack writes that he previously said he would run in any special, yet I don't have any such story handy. Do you?
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