Weber snags Paulís seat in Congress
The incumbents scored big wins last night in most of the local races for Congress.
Among the big winners included Republican Ted Poe, who told Matt Patrick and Michael Berry on KTRH’s Election Night Special he’s excited to continue in his role.
“We are quite pleased with the results and are looking forward to getting back to Washington and representing the values of Southeast Texas,” Poe said.
Another incumbent winning his bid for re-election was Kevin Brady, who told KTRH he owes this to the people of his district.
“I’m really excited to get a chance to go back to work. This isn’t my seat. This is the voters’ seat. They give me the job for two years. I have to interview to keep working for them. I’m really pleased they are sending me back,” Brady said.
Texas is sending a handful of new Congressmen to Capitol Hill. One of those is Republican Randy Weber, who defeated Nick Lampson to fill the seat opened up by Ron Paul’s retirement.
Lampson told his supporters last night he gave it his best shot.
“We had a great goal,” Lampson said. “We had a goal to get people working together again.”
Lampson hopes Weber will work with both sides of the aisle and not play partisan politics.
“Let’s create the civility that we know is necessary to have progress in our nation, to find common ground, co-operation. We’ve got to do that,” Lampson said.
Another new member of Congress is Steve Stockman, who will represent the new District 36. Stockman returns to Washington for the first time since 1996 thanks to his victory over Jack Brooks.
The local incumbents also did well last night, as Jim Culberson, Pete Olson, Gene Green, Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, Blake Farenthold and Michael McCaul all won their bids for re-election.