Pearland City Councilwoman Felicia Harris (R) announced she’s running for retiring Rep. Ron Paul’s (R) east Texas seat.
She’s not alone in interest in the redrawn 14th district, which favors Republicans, making it a popular attraction for aspiring GOP candidates.
Beaumont lawyer Michael Truncale announced his campaign last month, state Rep. Randy Weber is expected to announce his candidacy this week, and former Pasadena Mayor John Manlove continues to mull a bid.
But Democrats believe the seat could be competitive with the right candidate. Local Democrats are pushing former Rep. Nick Lampson to run.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
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.