As of noon today, Nick Lampson will be an official, declared candidate for CD22 in 2006. His press release, which notes his family's ties to the Fort Bend area, is included beneath the fold.
UPDATE: Here's the WaPo coverage of Lampson's announcement, which has so far gone unnoticed by the Chron.
UPDATE: Greg comments on the money that may get spent on this race and the hometown-versus-outsider dynamic that it may take.
LAMPSON TO FILE FOR CONGRESSIONAL RACE
(STAFFORD) -- Nick Lampson, whose public service career spans the range from local government to the nation's capitol, will make his campaign for the U.S. Congress official on Wednesday by filing the required papers from his family's longtime headquarters in Stafford.
Lampson will be available to the media at 12:00 p.m. noon on Jebbia Lane, a street named after his mother's family, who helped settle the area as okra and cotton farmers.
Wednesday, May 4
12710 Jebbia Lane
Stafford, Texas 77477
Directions from Houston:
Take U.S. 59 (Southwest Freeway) South to Sam Houston Tollway South
Exit tollway at W. Airport Blvd.
Turn right on W. Airport Blvd. for 0.8 miles
Turn left on Jebbia Ln
House is on the right.Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 04, 2005 to Election 2006 | TrackBack