Nine-term Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson-LeeDems vote down push to abolish superdelegates Dem posts photo of racially diverse interns after Ryan selfie controversy Dems sustain protest as GOP angles to start recess early MORE (D-Texas), who easily won reelection in 2010 with 70 percent of the vote, will face a challenge this November from Maurice Duhon Jr., who writes a political blog and is also a Houston-area rapper who goes by the name Cornbreadd.
Duhon announced his candidacy on Tuesday, and told the Houston Press that he's running because "I believe we can do better.
The Houston Press also reported that Duhon will host a fundraiser called "WHO and WHAT is an Uncle Tom? A Retrospective Conversation," next week.
Jackson Lee faced both a Republican and a third-party challenger in 2010, but the Republican won just 27 percent of the vote, and the third-party candidate just 3 percent. Republican Sean Seibert is also running for Jackson Lee's seat this year.