Texas Democrat arms self with immigration bill, centrist label – Dallas Morning News


Texas Democrat arms self with immigration bill, centrist label – Dallas Morning News
By SUZANNE GAMBOA / Associated Press

Just in time for a return to his conservative-leaning district, Rep. Nick Lampson joined Republicans trying to force a vote on a get-tough immigration bill. He also won the label of House centrist in a Capitol Hill news magazine.

Those two things could help the freshman Democrat blunt GOP efforts to reclaim District 22, a seat previously held by former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

“If I can be the most moderate person in the House of Representatives, that’s where I want to be,” said Lampson, who helped create the Center Aisle Caucus, a group of moderates from both parties.

The economy has overtaken immigration as a top concern of voters in the presidential race. But it is expected be a factor in congressional races as the parties square off for power in the House and Senate.

Am I missing something here? I don’t believe the voting public asked for tough immigration reform. If they had Tancredo would be the Republican nominee. It’s not the public pushing these tough and terrible laws it’s the anti-migrant supergroups.


1 thought on “Texas Democrat arms self with immigration bill, centrist label – Dallas Morning News”

  1. My name is Jack Jett and I wanted to let you and your group to be aware that progressive talk radio is coming to Dallas and I am very excited and honored to be a part of it.

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