Olson questions Sekula Gibbs spending

March 27, 2008 5:42:45 AM PDT
Republican Pete Olson today alleged his Texas congressional runoff opponent ran up the tab on taxpayers during her more than seven weeks in office. Olson and ex-congresswoman Shelley Sekula Gibbs are in an April 8th runoff for the Houston-area seat that once belonged to former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.

The winner will face incumbent Democrat Nick Lampson of Stafford.

Olson's campaign issued a statement saying that Sekula Gibbs spent more than $182,000 while she finished Delay's term -- calling it excessive.

A Sekula Gibbs campaign spokesman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sekula Gibbs won a special election to replace DeLay, who resigned in June 2006 amid a campaign finance scandal.

She was sworn in on November 13th and finished her term on January 3rd.

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