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Topic - Chet Edwards
With a well-funded, centrist Houston mayor running for governor at the top of the ballot, Texas Democrats were hopeful that the party would defy expectations in the 2010 midterm elections and knock off the nation's second-longest-serving governor in one of the nation's reddest states.
Rep. Chet Edwards consistently makes the list of the most vulnerable Democrats; he hails from a district that gave Republican John McCain a whopping 67 percent of the presidential vote in 2008.
Rep. Chet Edwards, Texas Democrat, said he wouldn't take economics lessons "from the captains of the economic Titanic."
"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."