Texas: NRA Backs Lampson’s Re-Election Campaign

Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:33pm

The National Rifle Association has endorsed Rep. Nick Lampson (D), who is facing a tough battle for re-election against former Senate aide Pete Olson (R) in the conservative 22nd district.

Sen. John Cornyn (R) is set to join Olson on Saturday at a get-out-the-vote rally in Houston. Cornyn appears well-positioned to win his re-election bid against Houston-based state Rep. Rick Noriega (D).

“Nick Lampson has a pro-gun voting record in Congress and is a great friend to gun owners and hunters in the Lone Star State,” NRA Political Victory Fund Chairman Chris Cox said in a statement provided by the Lampson campaign. “We urge our members to vote for Nick Lampson on November 4th.”

Doherty Calls McCaul Multimillionaire in Ad

Attorney and television personality Larry Joe Doherty (D), hoping to unseat Rep. Michael McCaul (R) in the Republican-leaning 10th district, is up with a television ad that seeks to paint the incumbent as an out-of-touch multimillionaire.

Doherty’s spot, running on broadcast and cable, appears to blame McCaul for the nation’s financial crisis. Doherty’s position against the financial rescue package approved earlier this month puts him squarely in line with McCaul, who voted against the legislation.

“Bring back responsibility. Bring back honor. Send multimillionaire Mike McCaul home,” the voiceover says in Doherty’s ad.

The National Republican Congressional Committee suggested that Doherty is the last candidate who should be criticizing his opposition as dishonorable.

“I think Larry Joe needs a reality check. Voters looking for honor aren’t going to be turning to the outlandish host of a ‘People’s Court’ rip-off,” NRCC spokesman Brendan Buck said.