Is Lampson still planning to run against DeLay?
Mr. Lampson said Mr. DeLay's ethical miscues are well-known to voters in the district, which includes portions of Harris, Brazos, Galveston and Fort Bend counties.It's probably possible to make this part of a compelling narrative*, but may be tricky to pull off.
"I don't have to go out and remind them," he said. "It's ingrained in a lot of these people in this district, and it will resonate."
At the same time, Lampson campaign manager Mike Malaise said, don't be surprised if the campaign runs TV ads this fall featuring Mr. DeLay.
*As I've said before, media campaigns need to be viewed in the larger context of the race. There's no opponent yet, so it's awfully hard to judge.