WACO, Texas (AP) - After 11 years of being in the house, United States Representataive Ciro Rodriguez has been ousted from Congress. Republican Francisco Canseco won with about 50% of the vote Tuesday.
In South Texas, Democrat Representative Solomon Ortiz trailed GOP challenger Blake Farenthold by some 800 votes. Ortiz had not conceded while Farenthold declared victory late Tuesday night.
Farenthold says he looks forward to working in Washington. He says if Ortiz seeks a re-count, that will show his opponent doesn't listen to voters.