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Rep. Chet Edwards (right) listens to Army veteran Dan Poluda at the VFW post in West, Texas, on Wednesday. "I'm used to being a target," Mr. Edwards said. "This year there's clearly an anti-Washington environment, and I share those frustrations."

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  • Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, said he wouldn't take economics lessons "from the captains of the economic Titanic."

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  • "I'm used to being a target," Mr. Edwards said in an interview. "This year there's clearly an anti-Washington environment, and I share those frustrations. I'm sickened by the hyperpartisanship. But I'm working hard at the grass-roots level, letting my independent voting record speak for itself."

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