Marc Campos stirs the pot.
Commentary votes in the 18th Congressional District so I kind of think I know what I'm talking about when I say that I don't know if Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's reelection in 2010 would be a slam dunk deal. Discussion of her reelection chances come up in conversations with African American, Latino, GLBT, and Anglo activists. Most would likely support a viable opponent in the 2010 Democratic Primary. There aren't a whole lot of folks that are saying they would stand with Sheila next year. One that is willing is a long time state representative. The question is who is the viable opponent? This could well be the hottest local race of next year's Dem Primary. Stay tuned!
For what it's worth, I'm perfectly happy to have Rep. Jackson Lee where she is, and that I'd vote for her over any of the potential challengers I've heard of, and almost certainly over the ones I haven't heard of yet. In addition, Carl Whitmarsh passed along the following from HGLBT Caucus President Kris Banks:
As president of the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, let me say that our community is proud to call Congresswoman Jackson Lee a faithful friend. The Congresswoman has always stood up for our community, and we appreciate that and will not forget it.