Ron Paul whipped his three challengers (Larry, Moe and Curly as they’ve been called) in the Republican primary for his seat in Texas’ 14th Congressional District. Next he’ll
face whip the winner of the Democratic runoff election. (His son Rand Paul also looks on track to win the Kentucky Senate seat).
However, the real action is in Ron Paul’s old district TX-22. Dr. Paul lost, then won, then lost, then won (in a special election) that district, which he later gave up to run for Senate.
Later, TX-22 was won by none other than Tom “the hammer” DeLay. After DeLay nearly lost a primary challenge (in the midst of his corruption scandal) he decided not to run again and was beat by Democrat Nick Lampson, who was an incumbent representing the recently redistricted TX-9. Lampson won that election when the only Republican was write-in candidate Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (whose name was notoriously difficult to write in). Next year, Lampson lost the Republican leading district to Republican Pete Olson.
Now Olson faces Lyndon LaRouche Democrat Kesha Rogers. Rogers wants to bring home the troops but unfortunately, apparently, wants to send them to to the moon. Texas Democrats are already mulling the possibility of removing Rogers as the Democratic candidate (which would leave Democrats with a write-in candidate) because she supports impeaching Obama.