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Mon Nov 19, 2018, 07:12 PM

TX-23: Will Hurd (R) Wins Re-election to Texas Congressional Seat

Source: New York Times

Will Hurd Wins Re-election to Texas Congressional Seat

By Manny Fernandez
Nov. 19, 2018

HOUSTON ó The Democratic challenger trying to unseat Representative Will Hurd, a two-term Republican congressman in the Texas border region, conceded the race on Monday, ending a nearly two-week dispute over the counting of provisional and other ballots in a tight race and sealing Mr. Hurdís re-election.

Mr. Hurdís majority-Hispanic district has been a hard-fought battleground for Democrats and Republicans. The 23rd District spans a wide swath of Far West Texas, including parts of San Antonio and some smaller border towns. The seat has flipped five times between Republicans and Democrats since the early 1990s, and Democrats were eager to make it six.

As it turned out, the race was so close that it took days of ballot examinations to determine the outcome.

Mr. Hurd and his opponent, Gina Ortiz Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer finished the election with one of the tightest vote margins in the state. Mr. Hurd had received 49.2 percent of the vote and Ms. Jones got 48.6 percent, with 1,150 votes separating the two candidates, according to state elections officials.

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Thu Nov 22, 2018, 01:35 AM

1. I supported Rick Trevino in the Democratic Primary.

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