The leads range from three to nine points. But, as Jim Geraghty points out, there is a caveat.
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There was a lot happening in Texas’ 22nd District this weekend, starting with this press release from the Olson campaign. It seems that the Houston-area CBS affiliate KHOU has rejected an add from the DCCC promoting Rep. Nick Lampson:
[Friday] KHOU Channel 11 pulled a misleading television ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that falsely smeared Republican Congressional Candidate in Texas’ 22nd congressional district, Pete Olson. KHOU decided to pull the ad after it was presented with a letter, affidavit by Pete Olson and evidence proving that the DCCC knowingly ignored evidence disproving the false claims.
“Voters are tired of these tactics by long-time politicians and their operatives,” Olson said. “It’s time for a change in Washington – the kind that will bring character, leadership and Conservative values back to our Capitol, and return government to the side of the people instead of the side of the party. The voters of the 22nd district deserve better than this.”
Yes, they do. And speaking of ads, the NRCC has released a new one highlighting Rep. Lampson’s misplaced priorities.
Something tells me that TV stations won’t be forced to pull that ad. But, if polls are correct, the people of Texas’ 22nd District wont have to worry about Nick’s tricks for much longer. From the Houston Chronicle:
U.S. Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, trailed Republican challenger Pete Olson by 17 percentage points early last week, according to the survey by Zogby International. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.
Things are looking up! Perhaps voters are starting to realize that Blue Dog Democrats talk centrist, but don’t act it.
You can donate to Pete Olson’s campaign here.
Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta took a 9-point lead over intrenched incumbent Rep. Paul Kanjorski in a poll released today:
In the poll of 547 registered voters, Barletta attracts the support of 44 percent of respondents to Kanjorski’s 35 percent.
Perhaps more troubling for Kanjorski are some of the poll’s internal numbers: Only about 50 percent of Democrats surveyed are supporting the 12-term congressman, compared to Barletta’s 70 percent edge among Republicans. Barletta has also opened a 54-27 percent lead among independents.
In another sign of Kanjorski’s vulnerability, less than 35 percent of those surveyed believe he deserves to be re-elected.
That is excellent news for the Barletta campaign. After Kanjorski’s admission that the Democrats lied to their constituents in order to win back the House in 2006, perhaps he’s lost their trust?
You can donate to Lou Barletta’s campaign here.
…they’ll choose Sean Parnell in next Tuesday’s primary. New polling from Ivan Moore Research shows that Democratic House candidate Ethan Berkowitz beats Rep. Don Young by a 10-point margin in the general election. However, when matched up against Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, Berkowitz loses by a 5-point margin.
In light of this, why vote for Rep. Young in the primary? He’ll probably be out of office in January regardless.
You can donate to Sean Parnell’s campaign here.