A poll conducted by the Penn Schoen Berland firm for The Hill newspaper out of Washington shows Republican Bill Flores holds a 12-point lead over incumbent Democrat Chet Edwards in the race to represent the 17th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. Polls done for the publication show potentially huge gains for the Republican Party come next Tuesday’s election. Source: KBTX.com Poll: Flores Holds Double Digit Lead Over Edwards.
The two had a debate on October 25, that was published on Twitter by theeagle.com, a local news paper. They used the hashtag #tx17debate. Chet Edwards is on Twitter at @chetedwards. Bill Flores is on Twitter at @Flores4Congress.
With less than a week to go this doesn’t bode well for Edwards or other Democrats around the country. Even Democrats who voted for Obama might switch to elect Republican Representatives, thus putting the breaks on Obama’s run-away spending train. A lame-duck session – in his first term – has huge implications and looks really bad for President Obama, Democrats and the country. All the past 2 years have served to do is increase debt and taxes. The economy is in shambles, housing may not recovery, people can’t afford to get sick or injured, and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel.