Will Nick Lampson Be the 'Go To' Guy For Space?

Top Dems tout Lampson as voice of NASA, Houston Chronicle

"The Democrats' designation of Lampson as the prospective chairman of the space and technology subcommittee of the Science Committee in a House that's widely expected to remain in Democratic hands next year could help broaden his support and campaign contributors, some analysts said. An estimated 20,000 families in the 22nd Congressional District draw their livelihoods from jobs at the Johnson Space Center or NASA contractors. "Signaling his chairmanship early puts down a marker to NASA, contractors and their families that, 'If you want to keep your business flowing, you better take care of me,' " said Bob Stein, a Rice University political scientist. "Ironically, that's a page right out of Tom DeLay's playbook."

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