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Political Expert Examines Texas' Congressional Primary

Feb. 10, 2010

The 17th Congressional District of Texas is shaping up to be one of the most-closely watched in the country. And this tall, narrow district running from College Station to Waco to Burleson is an anomaly. A district that votes overwhelmingly Republican nationally, but has elected Democrat Chet Edwards for two decades now. Following a strong showing by Rob Curnock in 2008, the Republican party has made this their number 2 targeted seat nationally. Now, Curnock faces challengers in Timothy D'Alesandro, Bill Flores, Dave McIntyre, and Chuck Wilson all hoping to face the incumbent.. Ashley Cruseturner, coordinator of social sciences in the department of history begins his analysis of the race by saying it's amazing what a difference two years can make.

The fight for the right to face Edwards winds down on March 2nd when votes are cast. Tomorrow, we'll continue to visit with MCC professor Ashley Cruseturner about the 2010 primary, focusing on the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial races. For KWBU news, I'm Derek Smith.

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