Lampson files with the Texas Democratic Party for Congress

Former U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson has filed for the Texas 14th Congressional District, according to the Texas Democratic Party Web site. Lampson, a former longtime Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector and Beaumont native, will run in a district carved up by GOP Texas legislative members which rearranges the counties in a seat currently held by Ron Paul. That district includes Paul’s home Brazoria County along with Galveston and Jefferson counties.

Jefferson County, my home and once a “Yellow Dog” Democrat stronghold in Texas, has been represented in Congress since 2005 by former Houston district judge Ted Poe. He is a great congressman if you like them spending a great deal of their time on Fox News and other right-wing pursuits. I think that this is a positive development, Bubba!