Taxes, terrorism and truth in advertising were among the top issues debated Monday night in College Station by District 17's two candidates for Congress, Democratic incumbent Chet Edwards and Republican challenger Rob Curnock.
Democratic incumbent Chet Edwards claimed credit for bringing in $178 million in federal funding to the Brazos Valley. He reiterated his record of support for veterans and belief in greater bipartisan cooperation.
He also took issue with Curnock's TV ad claiming Edwards voted against troop funding. Edwards said he never voted against funding the troops, but did vote against the surge.
Curnock emphasized his unconditional support of the troops and war on terrorism. He said he does support the "fair tax" as an alternative to income tax.
Curnock says he wouldn't have voted for the Wall Street bailout bill and that he is the one who represents the conservative values of Central Texas.
This was the only debate the candidates will hold.