Galveston County Daily News, Oct. 26, 2006 In the race for U.S. House of Representatives District 14, we recommend Shane Sklar, a Democrat. He’s running against Republican Ron Paul, one of the most principled political figures in Washington. There is much to admire about Paul. Whether you agree with him or not, it took enormous courage to oppose the war in Iraq. ... Now the district needs federal money for dredging projects in Texas City. It will need money for the Galveston National Laboratory on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch.