The light at the end of the Texas District 22 tunnel is getting brighter and brighter each day. A new poll commissioned by the Houston Chronicle, and conducted Jan. 10-12, shows that embattled former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is indeed quite beatable in his home district, and has fallen appreciably behind his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Congressman Nick Lampson. The poll found that if the general election were held today, Lampson would get 30% to DeLay's 22%.
"The numbers I saw were encouraging," Lampson said. "They show that the people of this district want a representative who will make headlines for the right reasons, like improving homeland security, fiscal discipline and education. There is a long time between now and Election Day, and we're going to continue working hard for every vote."
Lampson was one of several Congressmen who lost their seats as a result of DeLay's 2004 redistricting scheme. How fitting would a Lampson victory be next year? Go to www.Lampson.com and contribute to this all-important campaign.