In Texas, Congressional District 17 is currently held by (D) Chet Edwards. The district starts on the south side of Fort Worth and goes south through Waco, Temple and east through College Station. Can Edwards be ousted by someone who agrees with the smaller government and anti spending focus of the Tea Parties of 2009?
From Edwards own website
To the Republicans, Edwards’ vulnerability lies not just in recent elections, but in the votes he has cast in recent years. They contend that the incumbent’s popularity began to decline when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommended him as a possible running mate during Barack Obama’s campaign for president. Republicans argue that the suggestion underscored the differences in philosophy between Edwards and his Republican-leaning district.
Update as of 3-30-2010. Edwards voted AGAINST the Pelosi/Obama health care plan. Thank you Chet Edwards!