Friday, August 22, 2008

Chet Edwards Voting Record

Congressman Chet Edwards has been known in Texas as one of the most liberal Congressmen in the state. Chet Edwards entered the Texas Senate in 1983 and since then, conservatives had him pegged as somebody who is out of touch with his own district.

Congressman Edwards is not only the King of Earmarks but he is the only Southern Baptist from Texas in the US Congress to receive a perfect score from the NARAL Pro-Choice America for supporting abortion in every way, shape and form.

Young Conservatives of Texas has consistently rated the Texas Legislature since 1975. Their scorecards for the Texas Senate in the 1980's turn up these scores (0% is liberal, 100% is conservative) for Chet Edwards:

  • 1983: 31%
  • 1985: 55%
  • 1987: 35%
  • 1989: 18%

UPDATE 11/16/08:
I found this very telling quote from Left of College Station blog, that 'says it all' about Chet Edwards' real record:
There has also been a selective discussion on Congressman Edward’s record and issue ratings. Edwards has voted with the Democratic Party 95.8% of the time in the House, which is three points above the average Congress Democrat. Edwards is Pro-Choice in a very Pro-Life district (the Coalition for Life is based in College Station), and has received a perfect rating from NARAL in 2007, 2004, and 2003. The positions that Edwards has taken on social and civil rights issues have been mixed, but recently he received ratings of 67%, 87%, and 96% from the ACLU, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the NAACP respectfully. Edwards has also received a perfect rating from the Americans for the Arts Action Fund from 2000-2003, and he also received a perfect rating from the National Education Association from 2005-2007.

1 comment:

Mr. Randolph said...

I bet Chet would vote for my friend Mary, the most conservative Catholic I know.