Nick Lampson had himself a fine fundraising quarter for the period that ended June 30.
We're proud to announce that, as of June 30th, you've helped us raise $502,736 towards our campaign to return honor and integrity to the 22nd Congressional District of Texas. It's an amazing total for any House candidate in any quarter -- and all the more amazing that you helped us achieve it in only 8 weeks.
Mr. DeLay, R-Sugar Land, has raked in nearly $800,000 – his best three-month tally in 22 years.
Analysts said the totals foretell a competitive, potentially nasty and expensive contest next year – probably topping $5 million on each side, not counting the outside interest groups likely to pitch in.
As the second-ranking Republican in the House, Mr. DeLay has long been a master of fundraising. He has spread his largesse to most GOP incumbents, and many or most would return the support if necessary.
The new tally pushes Mr. DeLay's total for the 2005-06 election cycle to nearly $1.3 million.
One last thing on the DMN article:
After the Legislature redrew districts last year, Mr. Lampson spent $2.3 million in a losing bid for a fifth term. Republican Ted Poe, a former trial judge, beat him handily while spending just $1.5 million.
Elsewhere, The Jeffersonian notes that Richard Raymond's campaign website is up. Barring any changes, he's going for a primary challenge to Henry Cuellar in CD28. No word that I'm currently aware of regarding former Rep. Ciro Rodriguez and his previously stated desire for a rematch against Cuellar.Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 13, 2005 to Election 2006 | TrackBack