I'm sure you know about Shelley Sekula Gibbs's "if wishes were horses" poll from a couple of weeks ago. I've now received word from the Nick Lampson campaign about their own poll, one that is (shall we say) a bit more reality-based. Here's the scoop:
Vote for U.S. Congress
If the GENERAL ELECTION for U.S. Congress were held today and the candidates were: [ROTATE]
o Nick Lampson, the Democrat
o Bob Smither, the Libertarian
for whom would you vote or would you write-in another candidate? (IF WRITE-IN) Who would you write in?
WRITE-IN (SHELLEY SEKULA GIBBS) 14%
WRITE-IN (OTHER: SPECIFY _______) 7%
Oh, and how's that $3 million of national money thing working out for Shelley? I quote from a CQPolitics interview with NRCC Chair Rep. Tom Reynolds:
On Texas' 22nd District, where Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is waging a Republican write-in campaign against Democratic former Rep. Nick Lampson for the seat that former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay vacated in June:
Reynolds: "... What I've found - what seems to be the indication of Shelley and others - is that there's a very keen awareness in [Houston-area] Harris County and the surrounding three counties that they know it's a unique circumstance, there's not a Republican on the ballot and that it would require a write-in. If it's true that there is a keen awareness to that, it presents a good opportunity. It is a very good Republican seat. ...
"We are going to watch it very closely. She's developing a good campaign. The state [GOP] chair is involved. We're definitely in consultation with that [campaign] to see how it evolves. ... I have not written off that seat [just] because I don't have a Republican candidate [on the ballot]. ... It is something that is very much on our radar screen."
The check's in the mail (Hey!)
Don't ever change
You know what I mean
My girl will call your girl
We'll talk, we'll do lunch
Or leave a message on my machine
So baby, won't you sign
On the dotted line
Gonna make your dreams come true
The check's in the mail
Would I lie to you?
UPDATE: I stand corrected about Lampson running ads (thanks, Muse!) I still believe he will capture a decent share of those undecided voters, however.Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 26, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack