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  • Chet Edwards loses in Texas!

    11/02/2010 6:53:27 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 55 replies
    As called by Politico. 62 percent to 37 percent with 23 percent reporting.
  • Texas CD 17, Chet Moving Team pics (Vanity)

    11/02/2010 10:18:53 AM PDT · by TexasPatriot1 · 19 replies
    11/2/10 | Self
    I need your help FReepers. I work in the same building that houses one of Chet Edwards offices. The Young Conservatives of Texas have a U-Haul van parked out front. It has been decorated as Chet's Moving Team. However, I have taken pictures (priceless) on a personal camera and I have no idea how to post them here. Any help here would be much appreciated. Thanks, in advance.
  • Why is Texas CD 17 left out? (Vanity)

    10/26/2010 7:17:47 AM PDT · by TexasPatriot1 · 30 replies
    N/A | October 26, 2010 | TexasPatriot1
    This being the most politically charged election cycle in my recent memory, I would think that long term sitting Representatives, in danger of loosing their seats, would be on the national radar. Chet Edwards (D) has been the TX CD 17 Rep. for 5 terms now. He is on Pelosi's pet list. He touts his responsibilty for appropriating funds for the VA. He was even on Zero's short list of VP choices. He has strong opposition in this race and is in danger of loosing his job. Sure Bill Flores has history, some good and some bad. But in the...
  • Good Night, Chet. (Is Dem Chet Edwards toast in TX 17th Cong District?)

    10/05/2010 5:41:38 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-5-2010 | Jim Geraghty
    I am told by a reliable source that the DCCC has canceled one week’s worth of ad purchases aimed at Texas’s 17th congressional district. Good night, Chet, as in Chet Edwards.
  • Democrats facing fight to hold on to two North Texas congressional seats

    10/03/2010 8:02:35 AM PDT · by shield · 49 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 2nd October, 2010 | Anna M. Tinsley
    North Texas rarely is viewed as a national battleground in the fight for control of Congress, but two of the hottest races in the country are in the region. That's because two Democratic incumbents long considered relatively safe -- U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas and U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco -- are now considered vulnerable as Republicans seek to wrest control of Congress from the Democrats. Johnson is facing Dallas Pastor Stephen Broden, and Bryan oil and gas executive retiree Bill Flores is challenging Edwards. Broden recently made national news by picking up an endorsement from former...
  • Poll: Flores (R) 55% to Edwards (D) 36% (20 Yr Dem Incumbent will lose soon)

    09/25/2010 12:44:07 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Texas Insider ^ | September 25, 2010 | Texas Insider
    Poll: Flores 55% to Edwards 36% Shows Flores’ Message Resonating, Edwards’ Negative Attacks Have Failed Texas Insider Report: BRYAN, Texas – A new general election poll of 400 likely voters taken by On Message, Inc. shows Republican nominee Bill Flores leading 20-year incumbent Democrat Congressman Chet Edwards (D-TX) by a margin of 55% to 36% with less than 6 weeks to go before Election Day. “We are very encouraged by the results of this poll and we will work harder than ever to bring home a victory over the next 40 days,” said Flores. “This poll is yet another reflection...
  • Texas Democrat Running Away from Obama and Pelosi in New Ad – Video

    09/20/2010 5:33:36 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of a new ad by Democrat Rep. Chet Edwards, who is trying to hang onto his Texas CD-17 seat by running away from President Obama and Nancy Pelosi. This ad is a striking example of how Democrats are trying to pass themselves off as conservatives to stave off defeat in November. Republicans must keep hammering home the fact that a vote for ANY Democrat IS a vote for the radical Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda. If returned to Washington, Dems like Edwards will enable them to continue their radical work.
  • NRA chooses Edwards in Texas (Chet Edwards, TX-17, is a Democrat)

    08/09/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT · by randita · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/9/10 | Kasie Hunt
    NRA chooses Edwards in Texas By: Kasie Hunt August 9, 2010 06:57 PM EDT Texas Rep. Chet Edwards is the latest endangered Democrat to win a critical conservative credential: an endorsement from the National Rifle Association. Edwards’s campaign announced he had received the pro-gun rights organization’s backing on Monday. "I cannot imagine any candidate in our district who would not want the endorsement of the NRA Victory Fund, which is by far the largest gun rights organization in the country,” Edwards spokesman Megan Jacobs said in a statement. Edwards is facing self-funded businessman Bill Flores, who has attacked him for...
  • Flores offers to pay for town hall event for Edwards, Obama during president's Texas visit

    08/03/2010 6:51:37 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 12 replies
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | August 3, 2010 | Michael W. Shapiro
    President Barack Obama is coming to Texas next week, but you won’t see him in Rep. Chet Edwards’ congressional district, one of the most Republican-leaning districts represented by a Democrat in the country. But Monday, Edwards’ Republican opponent sought to link the two men, challenging Edwards to stage a public event with Obama, whom Edwards endorsed while the president was taking on Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 2008 primaries. A press release issued Monday by Bryan Republican Bill Flores challenged Edwards to “hold a public town hall with President Obama in the 17th (Congressional) District.” Obama is not scheduled for...
  • Update: Edwards to vote 'no' on health care bill

    03/15/2010 2:40:50 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 14 replies · 815+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | March 15, 2010 | Michael Shapiro
    Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, announced Monday afternoon that he will vote against the Senate’s version of health care insurance legislation when it comes up for a vote expected for late this week in the U.S. House. Edwards voted against the House’s version of health care legislation in November, and some local Democrats and labor groups had expressed hope he would be more amenable to the less expensive and less expansive Senate version. But Edwards made it clear in a conference call with reporters that his vote would not change. He also voted during a Monday afternoon committee meeting against a...
  • Waco Democrat Chet Edwards says he'll vote no on health bill again

    03/04/2010 8:21:55 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 740+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Thursday, Mar. 04, 2010 | MARIA RECIO
    WASHINGTON -- Once again, it will be a "no" from Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, on healthcare as congressional Democrats scramble for every critical vote."If the question is whether I would vote for the comprehensive health care bill currently being considered, the answer is 'no,'" Edwards said in a statement to the Star-Telegram. "After listening to my constituents, I voted 'no' on the House bill last year, and I will vote 'no' on the Senate bill this year if it comes up for a vote."Edwards faces the same kind of pressure he did in November, when he broke ranks with most...
  • Edwards reflects on volatile events of 2009

    01/01/2010 10:27:33 AM PST · by LA Woman3 · 9 replies · 383+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 1/1/2010 | Michael W. Shapiro
    Last year brought a number of significant political developments. The Democratic Party made gains on the federal level, taking control of the White House, U.S. House and U.S. Senate for the first time since 1995. But efforts to overhaul the health care system, rein in carbon emissions and jump-start the country’s shaky economy have cast an increasingly bright spotlight on moderates in the party such as U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, of Waco, whom Republicans see as vulnerable in the 2010 elections. Edwards reflected on 2009 in an interview a few days after the House session wrapped up, giving Congress mixed...
  • Chet Edwards outpacing GOP rivals in campaign fundraising

    10/18/2009 9:17:46 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 21 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 10/17/09 | Michael W. Shapiro
    U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, expanded his fundraising edge over six Republican primary challengers, reporting late Friday that he raked in more than $450,000 during the past three months. Republican small-businessman Rob Curnock raised nearly $56,000 during the same three-month period ending Sept. 30. That left Curnock with $42,557 on hand to spend. Chuck Wilson, a former CIA case officer from Waco, trailed Curnock, having taken in more than $39,000 in the period. A third GOP challenger, Dave McIntyre, a retired Army colonel and national security expert from College Station, raised more than $23,000. Timothy Delasandro and J.W. Autem’s fundraising...
  • Barack Obama Pledges 'Sacred Trust' with Veterans

    10/17/2009 7:40:41 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 38 replies · 2,215+ views
    All American Patriots ^ | March 3, 2008 | Unknown
    February 29, 2008 -- Austin, TX - U.S. Senator Barack Obama was joined by Congressman Chet Edwards (TX-17) in Houston this morning for a town hall meeting with area veterans. Obama discussed his track record of fighting for veterans in the U.S. Senate and pledged that, as President, he will ensure that veterans are treated with the dignity and respect they have earned. "America enters into a sacred trust with every single person who puts on the uniform," Obama said. "That trust is simple: America will be there for you, just as you have been there for America. Keeping that...
  • Edwards Town Hall: Cheers, Jeers, And Tough Questions

    08/29/2009 12:34:24 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 18 replies · 970+ views
    WACO (August 29, 2009)—Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, held the second of three face-to-face town hall meetings Saturday in Waco on the controversial and complex health care reform bill now before the U.S. House, telling the crowd of about 1,200, “Doing nothing is not a long-term option.” “I consider health care to be one of the most important issues any Congress will face,” Edwards said, promising to spend “countless hours” analyzing the legislation and to listen to views of residents of the district “from all walks of life.” Edwards initially planned only to hold a district-wide telephone town hall meeting, but...
  • Edwards’ town-hall meeting in Waco on the radio

    08/28/2009 4:04:23 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 6 replies · 157+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 8/38/09 | Ken Sury
    Jerry Lenamon, general manager of KBCT Radio, the 94.5 INFO FM News Talk station, informed us that if you can’t make it to Congressman Chet Edwards’ town-hall meeting on health care reform Saturday morning at the Waco Convention Center, his station will broadcast it live from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Burleson Tea Party Angie Cox Confronts [Representative Chet] Edwards (D - TX).

    08/19/2009 8:53:29 AM PDT · by crosstimbers · 8 replies · 821+ views
    Burleson Tea Party, TX ^ | august 19, 2009 | Burleson Tea Party, Tx
    Video of Angie Cox, founder of Burleson Tea Party, confronting Chet Edwards yesterday at the Burleson Chamber of Commerce
  • Edwards plans health care meetings in district (Chet Edwards, D-Texas)

    08/17/2009 6:44:37 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 21 replies · 456+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 8/17/09 | Ken Sury
    U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, has announced that he will be involved in a series of health care meetings with constituents throughout his district for the next three weeks. His telephone town hall meeting is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The release from his office is below. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- U.S. Representative Chet Edwards today announced a series of health care meetings with constituents throughout his district on the topic of health care over the next three weeks. Edwards will hold a telephone town hall meeting on Thursday August 20th from 6:30-8:00pm that will dial over 200,000 homes in all...

    08/10/2009 7:16:11 AM PDT · by native texan · 23 replies · 928+ views
    self | august 13, 2009 | native texan
    There will be a peaceful demostration today at 12 noon in front of Chet Edwards office for Brazos Valley. Address is: Brazos Valley Office: 4001 East 29th St., Suite 116 Bryan, Texas 77802 (979) 691-8797 Fax: (979) 691-8939
  • After 'town halls gone wild' over health care, Waco congressman will conduct one by telephone

    08/08/2009 6:48:53 AM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 84 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | Saturday, August 08, 2009 | Mike Copeland
    Some residents are angry that U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, plans no face-to-face town hall meeting with his constituents in August to discuss proposed health care reform. Edwards instead will hold a “telephone town hall” in which he will field questions by phone from people in his 12-county district. A date for that session has not yet been determined. A handful of town hall meetings elsewhere around the country have been dubbed “town halls gone wild” because they became heated or raucous, with crowds shouting down the speakers. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett held a town hall session last weekend in...
  • Chet Edwards goes to phones not face to face meetings

    08/06/2009 9:05:42 PM PDT · by erman · 23 replies · 652+ views
    local television | 8/5/09 | self
    Chet Edwards decided to use a phone conference instead of townhall meetings.
  • Labor Chaos (Break In,Union Docs Stolen,UNITE HERE Raynor Resigns, SEIU Stern Investigated)

    05/29/2009 3:37:52 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 16 replies · 1,368+ views
    Chief Organizer.Org ^ | May 29th, 2009 | Wade Rathke
    New Orleans Sensitive, internal memos and financial information are leaking like a sieve exposing vulnerabilities in some of our storied unions. This hurts workers and all of us. In labor we need some real leadership and something like a “Geneva convention” or UNITE, HERE, and SEIU ménage de trios is now breaking out. In the bitter court battle and divorce struggle within UNITE HERE as they try to unwind the merger of their organizations several years ago and reassemble various pieces into a new formation or in the former UNITE case to affiliate with SEIU, like the worst of Hollywood...
  • (Chet)Edwards says he’s not interested in Obama cabinet post

    11/16/2008 2:11:58 PM PST · by LA Woman3 · 19 replies · 641+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 11/16/08 | Associated Press
    Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, said today he’s staying in Congress despite speculation he was being considered for Veteran Affairs secretary. The Waco Democrat said Sunday he told President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team that he’ll continue representing his Texas district where voters this month re-elected him to a 10th term. Edwards, who is chairman of the House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee, said he believed he could be more effective in Congress than the Cabinet. Edwards defeated Republican Rob Curnock to win a 10th term on Nov. 4. He was also reported to be on Obama’s short list of...
  • Does anyone live in TX-17?

    11/03/2008 4:41:17 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 21 replies · 735+ views
    November 3, 2008 | Me
    Does anyone live in TX-17? Can someone explain to me why a Democrat represents a district that is R +18? A Republican with nothing more than a pulse should be able to win in this district. What gives? I'm sure there are several other districts like this out there, but this one is always on my mind.
  • Texas' Chet Edwards said John Edwards scandal hurt his veep chances

    08/26/2008 7:46:35 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies · 216+ views
    Dallas Morn. News ^ | 8/24/08 | staff
    DENVER - Texas Rep. Chet Edwards, who was on the four-person short list of potential Barack Obama running mates, said Sunday the front-page scandal involving former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards hurt his chances of getting on the ticket. “I would have to think that a bumper sticker that said 'Obama/The Other Edwards' might have been a bit difficult,” Edwards said Sunday after visiting a Veterans Administration hospital upon arrival in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. Chet Edwards (not related to the former North Carolina senator) said he was notified Aug. 10 that he was on Obama's short list...
  • Chet Edwards: The other Edwards doomed me

    08/24/2008 5:26:10 PM PDT · by melt · 19 replies · 273+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/24/08 | Bruce Tomaso
    In an interview with Todd Gillman, U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco says the antics of a similarly named, slick-talking, lying philanderer probably helped sink his chances of becoming Barack Obama's running mate. The other guy went on television to confess his pecadillos -- guaranteeing his status as a national laughingstock -- just about the time the Obama campaign was considering floating Chet Edwards' name.
  • Edwards, in Waco, mum on VP chances

    08/22/2008 2:19:08 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 12 replies · 45+ views
    The Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 8/22/08 | Regina Dennis
    U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards remained mum on his chances as Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama’s choice for vice president today in the hours leading up to the campaign’s announcement. “I intend to actively support him in his election whether I am on the ticket, not on the ticket or running for re-election in Congress, it doesn’t matter,” he said. Edwards’ name first circulated publicly as a possible VP selection in June after an endorsement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He would not say today how often he had been in contact with the Obama campaign, only acknowledging that he had...
  • BREAKING--Obama may announce CHET EDWARDS as running mate in minutes

    08/22/2008 8:33:40 AM PDT · by Paladin2b · 411 replies · 2,320+ views
    AP ^ | 22 August 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama prepared to name his running mate, perhaps as early as Friday, from a small field o0f candidates that included at least one dark horse.
  • Pelosi Backs Dark Horse for Obama Veep

    08/04/2008 5:21:06 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies · 87+ views
    Associatged Press ^ | ugust 3, 2008 | Associated Press
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas.
  • Pelosi pushes Texas lawmaker as Obama running mate

    08/03/2008 3:19:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 155+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind on a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas. "I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. . . .
  • Veepstakes: A New Name [Obama VP pick delayed]

    08/02/2008 10:46:54 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 53 replies · 181+ views
    NEWSWEEK ^ | Aug 11, 2008 | Michael Isikoff
    The "shortlist" of options to be Barack Obama's running mate is longer than most media accounts have suggested. In addition to the familiar front runners—Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine—there are at least two other veepstakes contenders: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, who enraged Hillary Clinton supporters by endorsing Obama during the primaries, and a genuine dark horse, TexasRep. Chet Edwards, whose district includes President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford. Obama's campaign had hoped to announce his pick this week to grab the spotlight before the Beijing Olympics. But now a decision...
  • TxDOT tries to bridge rifts with Texans in Congress

    05/25/2008 2:55:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 209+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 25, 2008 | Bennett Roth and Stewart Powell
    WASHINGTON — The Texas Department of Transportation, long viewed as hyperpartisan and arrogant by some members of the state's congressional delegation, has been trying to soften its image by reaching out to lawmakers of both parties in the nation's capital. But while state transportation officials are having some success in easing the personal animus, they still face a stiff challenge in selling their policy agenda to the state's elected officials in Washington. Many Texans on the Potomac cringe at the agency's embrace of toll roads, the controversies surrounding the Trans-Texas Corridor and TxDOT's resistance to many of the highway earmarks...
  • Edwards, who endorses Obama, got $7,500 from him

    03/29/2008 7:18:51 AM PDT · by engrpat · 24 replies · 579+ views
    Star-Telegram (DFW) ^ | 03-29-08 | Anna M. Tinsley
    U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a superdelegate, is among those to receive campaign contributions from at least one of the current presidential candidates. Records show that Edwards, whose District 17 stretches from suburbs south of Fort Worth to east of College Station, received $7,500 from Barack Obama in the 2006 or 2008 election cycles or both, according to an analysis by the Capital Eye Web site. Edwards, who could not be reached for comment Friday, has endorsed Obama.
  • VIDEO: Texas Dem Congressman and Privileged Justice Scandal (Vanity)

    11/05/2006 6:29:08 AM PST · by no dems · 8 replies · 624+ views
    Van Taylor Campaign ^ | Nov. 3, 2006 | no dems
    Texas Congressman, Chet Edwards (D), exposed in "20/20" story of privilege and money versus Black and poverty stricken in Texas Justice. Watch the 20/20 video and prepare to get angry.
  • RNC Withdraws Funding Pledge for (Van) Taylor TV Ads (Texas District 17)

    10/19/2006 6:21:04 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 14 replies · 709+ views
    WTAW ^ | October 19, 2006 | WTAW
    Financial support for Republican congressional candidate Van Taylor will not be coming from the Republican National Committee. An Associated Press report says the RNC has withdrawn its pledge for funds to buy advertising in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That was first revealed by the campaign for Taylor's opponent, Congressman Chet Edwards. Taylor's campaign doesn't dispute the story. But campaign manager Casey Phillips says they're prepared to move forward, even without the national party's money. Edwards and Taylor face off in another congressional forum, Monday at 6 p.m. here on WTAW. It's brought to you by the Bryan-College Station Chamber of...
  • District 17 Candidates Face Off in Candidate Forum (Live at 7:00 P.M. CDT)

    10/07/2006 4:48:27 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 9 replies · 490+ views
    KBTX ^ | October 7, 2006 | KBTX
    KBTX-TV, Bryan-College Station is partnering with KWTX-TV, Waco and KAMU-TV, Texas A&M University to host a live hour-long District 17 candidate forum Saturday, October 7. This is the first meeting of Republican Van Taylor and incumbent Democrat Chet Edwards in this type forum. KBTX-TV weekend anchor Chace Murphy will moderate the forum. Panelists include KBTX-TV six and ten o'clock anchor Joe Brown, KBTX-TV five o'clock anchor Crystal Galny, and KWTX-TV six and ten o'clock anchor Julie Shelton. The candidate forum is closed to the public, however, it will air live on KBTX-TV, KWTX-TV, KAMU-TV, KAMU-FM,, and from 7...
  • Edwards Offers Negative Campaign Truce; Taylor Declines (TX-17 Race Gets Dirty)

    10/04/2006 4:41:15 PM PDT · by COEXERJ145 · 21 replies · 598+ views
    KBTX ^ | 10-04-2006 | Steve Fullhart
    In an interview with News 3, Democratic Congressman Chet Edwards made an offer to Republican candidate Van Taylor to end the negative political ad campaigning. "I would offer to Mr. Taylor to take down all of our television ads and from here forward, run nothing but positive ads about what we're going to do for this country, and what we believe we can do, positively, for our district," Edwards said. Late Wednesday afternoon, Taylor's campaign manager, Casey Phillips, made the following statement: "To me, this offer really reminds me of a school yard bully backing down from a fight once...
  • Cheney Stumps for Iraqi War Vet

    04/11/2006 2:55:47 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 2 replies · 324+ views
    abc news ^ | April 10, 2006 | David Chalian
    April 10, 2006 — When John Kerry took the stage to formally accept the Democratic Party's nomination in the summer of 2004, he did so highlighting a portion of his biography he hoped would resonate positively with the American people. "I'm John Kerry and I'm reporting for duty," said the former naval lieutenant, with his saluting hand to his forehead. Biography is not destiny, or so goes the political adage. "When candidates introduce themselves through biography, it invites voters in in a unique way, a way of relating to people in their own lives and experiences," said Tad Devine, a...
  • {TX} Redistricting Decision Jostles Candidates, Voters

    10/20/2004 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 394+ views
    Laredo, TX, Morning Times ^ | 10-20-04 | Gamboa, Suzanne, AP
    Redistricting decision jostles candidates, voters BY SUZANNE GAMBOA Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision sending Texas redistricting back to a lower court has created the possibility that the U.S. House members chosen by voters this election may have to run in an entirely different district in two years. Voters are choosing their U.S. representatives according to a map designed by the 2003 Legislature. The map, which replaced districts drawn by a federal court in 2001, has been highly controversial. The Supreme Court on Monday put a big question mark on the map's future when it told...
  • National Taxpayers Union is a "Fringe" Group Per Chet Edwards & Other Lies

    10/15/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT · by Entrepreneur · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Chet Edwards, running against Arlene Wohlgemuth for the Texas 17th Congressional District (Bush's district), is getting desperate. His latest radio spot, running on WBAP during Limbaugh, makes the claim that Arlene Wohlgemuth is endorsed by the "fringe" National Taxpayers Union, which means the end of all defense systems. Huh? He's implying that a vote for Wohlgemuth is a vote against every weapon system Kerry hates (e.g., the joint strike fighter, the V22 Osprey, etc.), which will cost North Texas something like 60,000 jobs (don't remember the exact number, but it was absurd like the rest of this disingenuous ad). Listen...
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas A Helluva Good House Race (Edwards v. Wohlgemuth)

    09/19/2004 8:36:06 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 413+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09-19-04 | Hines, Cragg
    Deep in the heart of Texas a helluva good House race By CRAGG HINES Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle COLLEGE STATION — At last we come to the final act of Tom DeLay's passion play — his long-planned martyrdom, by redistricting, for a handful of U.S. House Democrats from Texas. They have defied him, so now they must prepare to meet their fate. It's the Alamo, with DeLay as Santa Anna. And so to Aggieland, at the southern end of the newly drawn 17th District, where Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a moderate seven-term Democrat, is fighting for his political life against...
  • TX Democrats keep up with Republican opponents in campaign fund raising

    07/17/2004 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 431+ views
    Democrats keep up with Republican opponents in campaign fund raising Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Texas' Democratic incumbents kept pace last quarter with the fund-raising efforts of their Republican challengers in congressional districts that were redrawn last year to favor the GOP. Republican leaders engineered the redistricting effort to eliminate a half-dozen incumbent Democrats from Congress. Five of the Democratic incumbents will be on the November ballot facing Republican challengers. The five Democrats raised a total of $3.08 million in the quarter ending June 30, compared to their Republican challengers, who raised $3.12 million. "This really shows that the Republicans...
  • Texas Democrats Rail Against GOP's Map: Congressmen Testify of Redistricting Flaws

    12/13/2003 7:19:56 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Democrats rail against GOP's map Congressmen testify of redistricting flaws Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — A proposed plan to put more Texas Republicans in Congress would be detrimental to the seniority of the state's congressional delegation, veteran Democratic incumbents testified in federal court Friday. In the second day of testimony in a redistricting trial, Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco and Rep. Max Sandlin of Marshall each described to a three-judge panel the influence wielded by senior members of Congress from either party. "Seniority is everything in the U.S. Congress," said Sandlin, chief deputy whip for the Democratic Caucus. Edwards,...
  • Candidates Begin Filing Papers to Run in 2004 Primary Election in Texas

    12/04/2003 5:40:31 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 221+ views
    Candidates begin filing papers to run in 2004 primary election AUSTIN (AP) — Candidates for president, Congress, the Texas Legislature and other offices began filing papers for the 2004 primary election Wednesday, even as a dispute simmered over which congressional districts will be used. Democratic U.S. Rep. Martin Frost of Arlington filed to run in the district he has represented for 25 years. Frost said he was confident a federal court will uphold existing congressional boundaries and toss out a GOP redistricting plan approved this fall. The Republican map, which Democrats claim violates minority voting rights, decimated Frost's heavily minority...
  • GOP targets president's congressman (Chet Edwards-D)

    03/12/2003 12:05:22 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 401+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/03 | Allison Stevens
    He's long been labeled as one of the Democratic Party's most vulnerable members, but seven-term Rep. Chet Edwards' the president's own congressman, has for years managed to elude Republican efforts to oust him from his conservative district in Waco, Texas. But the Texas GOP vows that 2004 will be different. Edwards' political demise is close at hand, they say, just as it is for two of his colleagues in Bush's backyard who are on the GOP target list” Reps. Charlie Stenholm and Ralph Hall. Both are among the few remaining Democrats in Congress who have managed to hold on to...
  • Armey pushes Belo measure: Majority leader tries to force sale of Dallas-area media property

    10/07/2002 7:48:10 AM PDT · by GeneD · 6 replies · 300+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/7/02 | Michelle Mittelstadt
    WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Dick Armey has attempted to slip language into a military appropriations bill that would force Belo, parent company of The Dallas Morning News, to divest itself of one of its Dallas-area media properties. Congressional and company officials said Mr. Armey's office asked Republicans to insert the provision as House and Senate aides completed work Friday on the military construction appropriations conference report that awaits final congressional action. Though the provision was not included in the working draft after objections were raised, House and Senate conferees could add it when they meet early this week to...