It may be the closest watched race of the year. In 2003, Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) engineered an unprecedented double-dip redistricting which cost then-Rep. Nick Lampson (D-TX) and a handful of other Texas Dems their jobs. Now Lampson wants to return the favor. Lampson and DeLay square off this November in Texas' 22nd district.
One of the ironies of the race is that in the 2003 redistricting, DeLay agreed to take a bunch of new Democratic voters into his staunchly Republican district. That, combined with being associated with pretty much every corruption scandal in Washington today, is making DeLay quite beatable. In fact, the most recent poll shows Lampson beating DeLay as of today.
This morning we sat down for a short interview with Lampson to talk about Texas, Tom DeLay, political corruption and the 22nd district.
We hope to bring you the interview tomorrow.