If you thought the Republican primary was nasty in Central Texas, get ready for the general election. Rep. Chet Edwards (D) welcomed his newly chosen Republican challenger Bill Flores to the race last night with a to-the-camera video slamming Flores for trying to "buy" the 17th district seat.
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Edwards, who has held the seat in the Republican-leaning district for two decades, wasted no time in criticizing his rival, posting the ad within hours of Flores' win.
As we reported yesterday, Flores' voting record was a big sparring point in the runoff election that he won last night. He didn't vote in the 2008 general election in which Edwards prevailed over Rob Curnock (R), and he actually voted in the Democratic primary in March 2008, when Republicans were trying to prolong the fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. (Flores beat Curnock last night.)