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Rep. Chet Edwards Loses Texas Seat

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2010 | 11:42 PM

After serving for 20 years, Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards' career in the House of Representatives came to an end last night at the hands of Republican challenger Bill Flores.

Edwards, who has long represented one of the nation's most heavily conservative districts, said he...

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Edwards Releases New Attack Ad As Poll Numbers Dip

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 12:19 AM

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, is pulling out all the stops as Election Day looms closer. In his latest ad, "Side," he reiterates all of the reasons Republican challenger Bill Flores should not be elected to the House of Representatives.

Edwards' attacks on Flores have remained essentially the same during...

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In Recent Polls, Chet Edwards Falling Behind

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 4:41 PM

A poll released Wednesday predicts that longtime Democratic incumbents may be in trouble for this year's congressional elections--and Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, is one of them.

The Hill, a Washington, D.C. congressional insider newspaper, published survey results showing the longtime congressman has fallen 12 points behind Republican challenger...

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Debate Centers Around Social Security In Texas

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2010 | 10:48 PM

Social Security policies took center stage once again for Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, and Republican rival Bill Flores during the first debate of the Texas District 17 Congressional election Sunday night in Waco.

Flores, a retired businessman from Bryan, Texas, spent much of the debate attempting to reconcile conflicting...

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Bill Flores Says Headache Caused Verbal Gaffe

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2010 | 7:08 PM

Two weeks before Election Day, Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is capitalizing on Republican rival Bill Flores' verbal blunder regarding the Social Security retirement age.

In a call with reporters, the incumbent continued to hammer Flores for supporting a higher retirement age--a statement Flores...

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Dallas Morning News Endorses Chet Edwards For Congress

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2010 | 11:59 AM

Touting his experience, reliability and bipartisan mindset, The Dallas Morning News "unreservedly" endorsed Chet Edwards for Texas' 17th Congressional District race on Thursday.

The Democratic incumbent is running a close race against Republican contender Bill Flores.

The DMN, which supported John McCain in the 2008...

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Republican Poll Shows Bill Flores Leading Incumbent Chet Edwards

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 4:24 PM

With a little less than six weeks before Election Day, a new poll conducted by Republican polling firm OnMessage, Inc. puts Republican businessman Bill Flores in the lead to capture the House of Representatives seat for the 17th Congressional District of Texas. The poll of 400 likely voters...

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Bill Flores Slammed In New Edwards TV Spot

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 3:48 PM

Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, a major proponent of veterans' affairs, has released an ad attacking his Republican opponent Bill Flores' approach to dealing with veterans' health care issues. See the video below:

The...

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Chet Edwards Target of Attack Ad

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2010 | 3:28 PM

A conservative advocacy group based in Iowa released an ad this week seeking to expose the liberal voting record of Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) and link him to policies supported by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

American Future Fund's ad, "Fork in the Road,"...

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Chet Edwards Challenges Opponent Bill Flores To Series Of Debates

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 6:15 PM

Though Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) is facing a tough battle to keep his seat as the
Democratic representative of one of the most conservative districts in the country, he is
not backing down from the fight.

Edwards is challenging his Republican opponent, Bill Flores of Bryan,...

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