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Lampson Coy About Which Texas Seat He May Seek

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Former Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas) confirmed Thursday that hes looking at running for retiring Rep. Ron Pauls (R) seat but that might not be the only office hes considering.

Lampson said in an interview that hes received a great deal of encouragement since he told reporters of his interest in the seat earlier this month, but he added: I would look at two different things if I ran for Congress.

Lampson said Pauls 14th House district is one option but declined to say which other seat hes considering. When questioned about running for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchisons (R) seat, Lampson also demurred.

A lot of things intrigue me, but Im not going to say right now, he said.

Meanwhile, former Pasadena Mayor John Manlove (R) confirmed hes interested in running for Congress again in one of two open House seats next year.

Manlove said hell make a decision whether to run in the 14th district or the newly created 36th district in the next 30 days. He has homes in both districts.

Its preliminary, Manlove told Roll Call. I have some folks who want to meet with me next week out of D.C. to discuss it. Well see how it plays out.

Manlove unsuccessfully ran in the 22nd district in 2008.

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