As evidence that his record in Washington is starting to catch up with him, a recent poll had Edwards trailing Bill Flores by twelve points. Undermining the moderate tone that Edwards uses in an attempt to fool his constituents is the fact that he supports House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her liberal agenda nearly 97 percent of the time. He has blindly followed her lead, casting his vote in support of the failed $787 billion stimulus, bloated-excuse for a federal budget and the hat-tip to unions known as card check. Edwards is so entrenched in the Democrat leadership that Nancy Pelosi even touted him as her choice as a possible nominee for Vice President in 2008.
For years, Republican Bill Flores has demonstrated that he is a dedicated member of the community. He and his wife have worked hard to raise and contribute money to educational scholarships throughout Texas, as well as supporting community-based programs to help our returning veterans. Having also created over 500 American jobs during his successful business career, Bill has shown that he can lend a valuable opinion to the debate on how to stimulate the economy.
This fall, voters in TX-17 have a clear choice: more of the same Pelosi-pandering or a fresh voice to represent their interests in Washington. Chet Edwards has worn out his welcome in the district by consistently putting his party’s liberal agenda before the best interests of his constituents. Republicans have a prime opportunity to take this seat back in November and peel yet another vote away from Nancy Pelosi.