Texas Rep. Emerges as Darkhorse VP Finalist

Chet Edwards is little known but in the mix
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2008 11:06 AM CDT
In this May 21, 2008, file photo, Rep. Chet Edwards, D-Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – As the political world waits with bated breath for Barack Obama to name his running mate, a new name has entered the mix, and it's one no one has been talking about: Chet Edwards. The little-known Texas congressman is part of a tiny group of contenders who provided background documents to the campaign, the AP reports. Obama plans to appear with his choice, whoever it is, tomorrow at 2.