The Jeffersonian: Politicks, Sports, and Culture

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

CD-17 Update

As both Nate and Kuff have blogged about, the Republican field looking to challenge Congressman Chet Edwards has been pared down:

Three of the five potential Republican candidates for Congress made their campaigns official and the other two opted out of the race, giving voters in Waco an early picture of who's running for Congress in the 2006 Republican primary.

The race now centers on a congressional aide and two decorated former military officers as the GOP seeks a new face to take on U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Waco, an eight-term incumbent.

Former Capitol Hill assistant and attorney Tucker Anderson, Harvard graduate and Iraq war platoon leader Van Taylor and two-time Purple Heart recipient Bentley Nettles are raising money and promising a positive, strong campaign.

Not much analysis here right now, but we're definitely keeping an eye on this race.

Anderson's the only one with a website up. At the website right now, you can learn really fun and interesting facts about Anderson, such as, "Tuckers listens to people," or "Tucker supports building roads"! Which I guess is an improvement over Arlene Wohlgemuth since she doesn't really listen to anyone (with a brain), and would vote against building roads... unless they were built for private corporations.

I've got one for the Anderson campaign, "Tucker's gonna lose his home county... really, really big!" (Edwards won Robertson county by over a 2 to 1 margin, lookitup.)