Chet Edwards

Chet Edwards touts “tsunami of political pressure” as cause for failure of Big 12-PAC 10 merger

Jun 18, 2010 By Paul Burka

Edwards' office is distributing an AP story out of New York. The longtime Waco congressman is facing a tough reelection campaign against Republican Bill Flores, not that politics would have anything to do with Edwards' touting his potential role in "saving" the Big 12. The story follows: Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott says he has no animosity toward Texas for declining an invitation to join his league and at no point did he think his grand expansion plan was a done deal. Scott said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he never felt he had an agreement with Texas and the four other Big 12 schools he was trying to add to the Pac-10.

Generic congressional ballot: D’s +2

Jun 12, 2010 By Paul Burka

This is from a Public Policy Polling survey: For the first time since December PPP finds Democrats leading on the generic Congressional ballot, albeit by the insignificant margin of 43-41. The biggest reason for the shift is that the party is becoming more unified. Democratic voters are planning…

The Edwards campaign on the Flores poll

May 10, 2010 By Paul Burka

Chet Edwards Campaign Statement On Partisan Poll WACO – In response to the partisan poll being pushed today by the Flores campaign, the Edwards campaign released the following statement: “The partisan poll they have released is wishful thinking. This race will be competitive and hard fought, as have all the…

A conversation with Karl Rove

Sep 8, 2009 By Paul Burka

He was in town having lunch with a friend and I had the opportunity to visit with him. He said that he expected to finish his book on the Bush Administration in the next week or so, and it would be on the spring list. He was very interested in…

Report from Washington

Jul 29, 2009 By Paul Burka

I interviewed two members of the Texas congressional delegation, Gene Green and Chet Edwards, both Democrats, during a recent trip to Washington that was more for personal reasons than business. Both Green and Edwards thought the leadership made a mistake by taking up the global warming bill before health care.

Should the Democrats punt the governor’s race?

Dec 18, 2008 By Paul Burka

It’s probably too late to ask the question, because it appears to have already been answered. With Bill White and John Sharp in the race to serve out the remainder of Kay Bailey Hutchison’s term, no obvious candidate remains to challenge the winner of the primary between Hutchison and Rick…