Gramm, Archer Helping Olson at D.C. Fundraiser

Posted October 19, 2007 at 12:50pm

Pete Olson (R), a former Congressional aide running in the 22nd district Republican primary, is scheduled to hold an Oct. 28 fundraiser in Houston, being headlined by former Sen. Phil Gramm (R).

The late October event also features former Rep. Bill Archer (R).

Olson, a former Gramm aide, recently resigned as Sen. John Cornyn’s (R) chief of staff and returned to Houston to seek the seat formerly held by Tom DeLay (R).

The 22nd district was won last year by now-Rep. Nick Lampson (D). Several Republicans are running in the GOP primary, believing the strong Republican makeup of the district gives them a great chance to oust Lampson next November.

Lampson won his seat last year partly because his GOP opponent, Shelley Sekula Gibbs, was forced to run as a write-in candidate. Sekula Gibbs, who is running again this cycle, recently dumped more than $200,000 into her campaign fund.

— David M. Drucker