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.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.