| This cycle, Texas Democrats face a number of crucial races that we consider must-win for the future of our state. To help these great candidates raise the funds they need to compete and win, Burnt Orange Report is launching our "Burnt Orange to Blue" fundraising page on ActBlue.
One of the stealthier Congressional pick-up opportunities nationwide is right here in Texas, where former Congressman Nick Lampson is running for CD-14. Ron Paul chose to retire, and the dramatically reconfigured district is now anchored in Beaumont, where Lampson has great name recognition and popularity owing to his decades of public service in the area.
Lampson previously represented the 9th Congressional District from 1997 to 2005, losing it in Tom DeLay's mid-decade gerrymander designed to oust Democratic incumbents. He won DeLay's district, the 22nd, in 2007 after the disgraced DeLay resigned in 2006. Lampson always put a tremendous focus on constituent services,
After a young girl in his district was murdered, he established the Congressional Missing and Exploited Children's Caucus, which would go on to nationalize the AMBER Alert system. He also represented Galveston during Hurricane Ike, and put tremendous energy and effort into helping those effected and displaced by the storm.
This district is a real pick-up opportunity for Lampson, owing to his strong name recognition and history of service in the district. Make no mistake: with sufficient resources, Lampson can beat right-winger Randy Weber in this district. Lampson is already on the DCCC's Red to Blue list, and he deserves your financial support. That's why we're excited to add him to our first wave of Burnt Orange to Blue candidates.
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