Texas - U.S. House, District 17

as of October 12

The Candidates

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Chet Edwards

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: November 24, 1951
  • Residence: Waco, TX

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Bill Flores

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: February 25, 1954
  • Residence: Bryan, TX

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Previous Results

    Texas U.S. House (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Chet Edwards DEM 134,592 53%
    Rob Curnock REP 115,581 45.5%
    Gardner Osborne LIB 3,849 1.5%

    U.S. President: Texas (2008)

    Data reflect statewide results.
    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 4,479,328 55.5%
    Barack Obama DEM 3,528,633 43.8%
    Bob Barr LIB 56,116 0.7%

    district Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Oct 12, 2010

New NPR Rating

Lean-R (was Toss-up)

    Oct 8, 2010

    New Cook Political Report Rating

    Lean-R (was Toss-up)

      Oct 1, 2010

      New Sabato's Crystal Ball Rating

      Lean-R (was Toss-up)

        Sep 24, 2010

        New CQ - Roll Call Rating

        Lean-R (was Toss-up)

          Sep 10, 2010

          Long-Serving Edwards Is Vulnerable

          Chet Edwards, in his 10th term, has long been in the Republicans' crosshairs and yet has always managed to survive -- even if the margins have been uncomfortably close for him. Probably the only vulnerable incumbent in the entire Texas delegation, Edwards voted against the health care bill and has paid attention to veterans and military issues. Challenger Bill Flores is a businessman who has taken Edwards to task for what he says are the Democrats' irresponsible spending votes. -Ken Rudin

          New NPR Rating



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