Monday, February 18, 2008

Superdelegate Chet Edwards For Obama

from chet edwards
"As the father of two young sons, I care deeply about the future of our nation, and that is why I am endorsing Sen. Barack Obama for president of the United States," Edwards said. "I believe Sen. Obama can bring about real change in Washington - change that will make a positive difference for average working Americans struggling to keep up with the high costs of health care, gasoline and education."...
Edwards, the second most senior member of Texas congressional delegation, has earned bipartisan respect as a champion of veterans and military troops and their families.

As chairman of the U.S. House subcommittee over military construction and veterans affairs, Edwards worked on a bipartisan basis to pass the largest increase in veterans' funding in the 77-year history of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. On March 4, he will receive the Veterans of Foreign Wars highest award given annually to only one member of Congress.

"As someone who has spent most of my adult life fighting for veterans and for military troops and their families, I am convinced that Sen. Obama will be a champion for better health care, housing and quality of life for those who have sacrificed so much for the American family," Edwards said. "He knows that standing up for our troops, our veterans and their families is the right thing to do - for them and for our nation's security."