Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cynthia Dunbar Filing For CD-22

H/T to RedState:

According to the Texas GOP website, Cynthia Dunbar filed for the already crowded primary for the Tom DeLay seat for Congress. It is South Houston/Pasadena/Sugarland. This seat is currently held by Democrat Nick Lampson, and is heavily Republican territory. 10 other candidates have filed including Shelly Sekula-Gibbs and State Rep. Robert Talton.

Dunbar is a staunch limited government Conservative. She represents disctrict 10 on the Texas Board of Education. Top Texas GOP consultant Michael Franks described her filing as "stunning." Franks also said that Dunbar is very "Cato Institute" oriented.

Another development, Andy Mann did not file for Texas CD-14: The Ron Paul seat as expected. Mann is a helicopter pilot from Galveston and supporter of NASA. Instead he endorsed Friendswood City Councilman Chris Peden against Ron Paul. Peden is a limited government Conservative, but much more mainstream than Paul.


Randy A. Samuelson said... is State Representative Robert Talton, the only proven tax-cutting and budget-cutting conservative in the race.

Pete Olsen is Senator John Cornyn's former Chief-of-Staff. The last former CoS for a Senator to run for Congress in Texas is Jeb Hensarling, who has turned out to be a great fiscal conservative and leader in the US House on budget cutting measures.

This will be an interesting race as 10 Republicans have filed.

MJSamuelson said...