Skip to comments.Pete Olson(R) wins Tom DeLay's old TX-22 seat. (Soros Shadow Party takes another beating)
Posted on 11/04/2008 10:12:15 PM PST by 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 Dont 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%
Nick Lampson, D (I) 127,107 45.5%
Pete Olson, R 146,481 52.4%
John Wieder, L 5,790 2.1%
U.S. House District 22 In: 41%
Nick Lampson, D (I) 117,033 46.1%
Pete Olson, R 131,803 51.9%
John Wieder, L 4,886 1.9%
District 22 In: 5%
Nick Lampson, D (I) 104,709 46.9%
Pete Olson, R 114,886 51.4%
John Wieder, L 3,903 1.7%
(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
I am glad to hear Pete won, but I don’t think Soros minds taking a few minor losses tonight, if you know what I mean.
Once I recovered enough to think, I immediately looked this up and was thrilled. At least we won one.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Very good. Sadly, my congresswoman Sheila Jackson whatever was sent back to DC.
Inhofe was another Soros target and we are sending him back to DC. His opponents race was run by two Soros aides.
Olson ran a good campaign hammering Lampson on his pro-abortion record. It certainly helped that Lampson takes a shifty looking picture as well.
and Markos didn’t get his Shadegg scalp either...tisk, tisk.
2 pick ups that were not “givens” six months ago in FL-16 and TX-22.
Good candidates that will be able to establish a voting record that will keep them there, sans any stupid shananigans.
The groundwork for the "New GOP" started at CPAC in February 2008. There is much going on behind the scenes. - TAB
It is a start on rebuilding the Party which needs a lot of help. We need candidates with spines that will stand up for what is right.
Well that sounds hopeful - and we need some hope right now.
I have a feeling the Republicans thinking of running for congress will soon have the best friend imaginable in the Oval Office. It aint going to be a fun four years for the Obamanation.
As soon as we get back to basics and start hammering them on issues people actually care about we will start retaking ground. If we try to whine our way back to glory we are going nowhere.
Shelia Jackson Lee....oh God you poor thing. Well, she is better than Washington....but not near as good as Mickey Leland...
Latest wire news
Nov. 5, 2008 1:10 a.m.
111th House Freshmen: Pete Olson, R-Texas (22)
Election: Defeated Rep. Nick Lampson , D
Residence: Sugar Land
Born: Dec. 9, 1962; Fort Lewis, Wash.
Religion: United Methodist
Family: Wife, Nancy Olson; two children
Education: Rice U., B.A. 1985 (computer science); U. of Texas, J.D. 1988
Military: Navy, 1988-98
Career: Congressional aide; Navy Senate liaison
Political highlights: No previous office
Olson will likely be a reliable vote for conservative Republican policies. He favors lower taxes and offshore oil drilling and opposes abortion rights and liberal immigration policies. Olson plans to follow the tradition of his former bosses, Texas Sens. Phil Gramm (1985-2002) and John Cornyn , for whom he worked as an aide. Olsons natural specialty is defense policy, which he learned from both the military and political sides of the debate as an aide to the senators. He will be seeking a seat on the Armed Services Committee. His Capitol Hill experience caused him trouble in the campaign with opponents who criticized his 2007 return to the district and his Washington affiliations, but his knowledge of Congress should let him start much faster than other freshmen. I will bring budgetary, appropriations and policy experience as well as a national security background, he says in a written response to questions.
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It turns out Rep. Nick Lampson’s (D-TX 22) ‘06 win was a fluke. Sen. Cornyn ex-aide Pete Olson (R) defeated Lampson 52-45% in a CD that’s heavily GOP. It was always going to be an uphill climb for the Dem to keep the seat, and Olson’s primary win — where he defeated the erratic ex-Rep. Shelley Sekula Gibbs (R) — made Lampson’s climb that much tougher. A win by Sekula Gibbs may have handed Lampson another freebee. Meanwhile, in two other areas where GOPers were thought to be in some bit of trouble, Reps. John Culberson (R-TX 07) and Michael McCaul (R-TX 10) enjoyed comfortable wins.
68% supported drilling in exit polls.
Barack on the otherhand is satisfied with $4 a gallon gas as it will force you to look to other fuels and travel ideas.
I paid $2.50 a gallon for premium today. Any guesses what I will be forking over a year from now?
Ronnie Earle sucks waffles.
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