October 27, 2008
There was a lot happening in Texas' 22nd District this weekend, starting with this press release from the Pete Olson campaign. It seems that the Houston-area CBS affiliate KHOU has rejected an add from the DCCC promoting Rep. Nick Lampson:
[Friday] KHOU Channel 11 pulled a misleading television ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that falsely smeared Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas' 22nd congressional district, Pete Olson. KHOU decided to pull the ad after it was presented with a letter, affidavit by Pete Olson and evidence proving that the DCCC knowingly ignored evidence disproving the false claims.
"Voters are tired of these tactics by long-time politicians and their operatives," Olson said. "It's time for a change in Washington – the kind that will bring character, leadership and Conservative values back to our Capitol, and return government to the side of the people instead of the side of the party. The voters of the 22nd district deserve better than this."
Yes, they do. And speaking of ads, the NRCC has released a new one highlighting Rep. Lampson's misplaced priorities.
Something tells me that TV stations won't be forced to pull that ad. But, if polls are correct, the people of Texas' 22nd District wont have to worry about Nick's tricks for much longer. From the Houston Chronicle:
U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Things are looking up! Perhaps voters are starting to realize that Blue Dog Democrats talk centrist, but don't act it.
You can donate to Pete Olson's campaign here.
***Cross-posted at Down the Ticket***
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