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Chris Edwards: The (Non)-Contender

Why are Nevada conservatives wasting time on a hopeless GOP congressional candidate who doesn’t understand that spending is the problem in DC, not taxes?

Republican CD-1 candidate Chris Edwards has challenged his Democrat opponent, Dina Titus, to debate him three times in a race that he has – and I’m only approximating here – a one in a gazillion chance of winning in November. Politically speaking, the correct Titus response should be, “Chris who?”

Look, I know a lot of my tea party friends love this guy…but how about a little reality check? According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, registered Democrats in this district “outnumbered Republicans by a two-to-one margin, or 51.5 percent to 26.3 percent as of the end of June.”

And if that’s not bad enough, the RJ also reports that “Edwards has raised only $4,601 in contributions,” while Titus has hauled in $861,626.

Oh, and please allow me to remind everyone that Mr. Edwards is still the only Republican candidate for federal office this year who has refused to sign the Taxpayer Protection Pledge; a Pledge signed by a record-breaking 566 other GOP candidates running for federal office from sea to shining sea this year.

My friends, you are wasting valuable time and resources on this race. If you really want a shot at making a difference in November, you’ll kick Mr. Edwards to the curb and turn your attention to picking up some of the five competitive state assembly seats in Clark County instead.

To paraphrase the Serenity Prayer: “Lord grant my tea party friends the serenity to accept the things they cannot change (like the outcome of the Edwards race), the courage to change the things they can (like those five assembly races), and the wisdom to know the difference.”


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