Texas Election 2010 Results Update: Blake Farenthold won as Congressman, Solomon Ortiz conceded

By on Nov 23, 2010 in International, Politics, United States, World Comments

After the official results of the vote recount for the recent election in Texas’ 27th district has been released, Blake Farenthold won as Congressman over Solomon Ortiz with about 800 votes, according to US news sites on Monday.

Earlier, Democratic Representative Solomon Ortiz requested for a recount which was said to have cost him $23,500, after the original unofficial count showed that his opponent Republican Blake Farenthold defeated him by 799 votes.

On Monday, 8:04 p.m. CST, Congressman Ortiz called Blake Farenthold, and congratulated him for winning as the new Representative for Corpus Christi, the 27th district of Texas.

Ortiz conceded to Farenthold, after always having votes higher than 56 percent in his 14-term career.

Below is a part of the statement of Mr. Ortiz, who is now 73 years old and has served the U.S. House of Representatives for 27 years.

“Although I gained votes during the manual recount, I did not surpass my opponents lead. Therefore, with great respect and admiration in the Democratic process, I congratulate my opponent, Mr. R. Blake Farenthold, in his election to the 27th Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives.”

Meanwhile, Blake Farenthold, a former radio talk-show host, now adds himself to the 62 Republicans who have won the US mid-term election 2010.

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