Sparks’ district court ruling also barred 22nd district Republicans from proceeding with appointing a replacement for DeLay in preparation for a possible appellate victory. Meanwhile, Lampson continues to run unopposed and is currently airing two television ads — one a biographical spot, and another focused on his plans for addressing the federal debt.
Lampson raised nearly $610,000 in the second quarter and has brought in close to $3 million for the cycle. Of the Republicans in the running to be appointed DeLay’s replacement, Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs reported a little more than $30,000 in cash on hand.
State Rep. Robert Talton reported no money raised and $750 in the bank. A report for Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace was not yet posted Friday, but he told Roll Call earlier this month he has been aggressively raising money and plans to show more than $200,000 raised, with commitments for at least another $800,000.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.