Pete Sessions, Looking Extra Safe
Republicans are having a good time today looking over the wreckage of what Democrats once hoped could be serious re-election challenges for Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Campaign Committee. A Tea Party candidate’s primary campaign against Sessions crashed and burned, drawing less than 17 percent of the vote.
And more embarrassing for Democrats: The winner of the primary to challenge Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas), who holds a seat the party held from 2007 to 2009, is a member of the Lyndon LaRouche cult, which has pivoted sort of brilliantly from anti-Bush conspiracy theories to anti-Obama conspiracy theories. When I was in Massachusetts, LaRouche activists worked Scott Brown events to find gullible voters who’d voted for “anti-bailout” cult candidates.