Nick Lampson, the Democrat who faced former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on the November ballot until DeLay resigned, has raised more than $600,000 during the most recent reporting period, bringing his total raised to about $3 million, his campaign said today.
While the Republican side of the ballot is undecided, Lampson has been raising money, campaigning and beginning television advertising in the largely Republican district that sweeps across Houston's southern and western suburbs.
"Texans respond to the fact that I will return to Congress with eight years seniority and that, in 2001, I brought home more resources than any member of the Texas delegation - including Tom DeLay," Lampson said in a statement. "That's why seventy-one percent of the money raised this quarter came from right here in Texas."
Lampson raised $609,000 in the three months ending June 30. His campaign said he had raised $2.9 million since launching his campaign and has more than $2 million in cash on hand.