Some well-known Central Texas Democrats lost their seats tonight. In the U.S. House race for District 17, Chet Edwards lost to Republican Bill Flores, a first-time office seeker. Edwards was a nearly 20 year veteran of the Congress and chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.
Closer to home, Patrick Rose, a Hays Country Democrat first elected in 2002, lost to Republican Jason Isaacs. Matt Stiles of the Texas Tribune says both Democrats just ran out of luck.