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Solomon Ortiz Concedes to GOP Challenger (TX-27)
Roll Call ^ | 11/22/10 | Tricia Miller

Posted on 11/22/2010 6:54:15 PM PST by LdSentinal

Rep. Solomon Ortiz conceded to his Republican challenger Monday night, according to a regional representative of the National Republican Congressional Committee who is in Texas’ 27th district.

The Texas Democrat called challenger Blake Farenthold, a former radio talk-show host, as the last county in his district worked toward wrapping up its recount.

The Farenthold victory brings the net Republican House pickups this cycle to 62 seats, with four House races still outstanding from the midterm elections. The Republican was on Capitol Hill last week for freshman orientation.

Ortiz asked for the recount, which cost him $23,500, after the original unofficial count showed him down by 799 votes. Five of the district's six counties had finished by Friday, but Cameron County — which was also dealing with a recount in a county judge’s race — was still finishing recounting absentee and early ballots Monday evening. Officials there expected to certify the vote count Monday night.

A former chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the current chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, the 14-term Congressman had never gotten less than 55 percent in a re-election campaign. His races in 2006 and 2008 were among his closest: he won re-election with 57 percent in 2006 and with 58 percent in 2008.

Ortiz’s son, Democratic state Rep. Solomon Ortiz Jr., also lost Nov. 2. He represents Corpus Christi.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: farenthold; ortiz; recount; teanami; texas
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1 posted on 11/22/2010 6:54:21 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal; Clintonfatigued

Woo Hoo!!!

Pajamas for everyone!


2 posted on 11/22/2010 6:55:17 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: LdSentinal

Good news!!

....and another one bites the dust! :)


3 posted on 11/22/2010 6:56:03 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: LdSentinal

Some wins are sweeter than others.

This one could cause diabetes.


4 posted on 11/22/2010 6:56:16 PM PST by Random Access
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To: LdSentinal

Hallelujah!! It’s about dang time. Buh-bye, Ortizzy.


5 posted on 11/22/2010 6:57:49 PM PST by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: LdSentinal

Maffei still has not conceded to Buerkle in NY. I’m afraid he is gonna call for a handcount and votes “will be found.”


6 posted on 11/22/2010 6:58:01 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: LdSentinal

>> [Ortiz’s son] represents Corpus Christi.

heh heh... well, he DID anyway. Buh bye corrupt ‘Rat.


7 posted on 11/22/2010 7:00:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: LdSentinal

“A former chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the current chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, the 14-term Congressman had never gotten less than 55 percent in a re-election campaign”

This is a very big win. You didn’t even have to follow that race to realize that


8 posted on 11/22/2010 7:03:16 PM PST by ari-freedom (Operation Chaos with the Stars)
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To: Random Access

I particularly enjoyed Etheridge being defeated.


9 posted on 11/22/2010 7:05:11 PM PST by Carley (IT'S THREAT ANALYSIS, NOT RACIAL PROFILING)
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To: kingattax

Casualty of Lepanto PING!!


10 posted on 11/22/2010 7:06:24 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: LdSentinal

The gross pick-up is 66 seats because there were 3 GOP seats lost in DE, LA and HI.


11 posted on 11/22/2010 7:08:04 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: LdSentinal

Democratic Texas Rep. Solomon Ortiz Concedes Defeat to Republican
Nov 22, 2010 9:43 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz has conceded defeat to Republican challenger Blake Farenthold after a manual recount failed to make up the about 800 votes he trailed by.

Ortiz said late Monday that he called to congratulate Farenthold, a political newcomer, and that the two would meet next week in Washington.

Farenthold said the 73-year-old lawmaker was “very gracious.”

http://politics.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=23888&external=584403.proteus.fma


12 posted on 11/22/2010 7:09:20 PM PST by deport
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To: deport

By WILL WEISSERT The Associated Press

Updated: 8:50 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

Ortiz paid a $23,500 deposit for a manual recount after unofficial results showed he trailed Farenthold by 799 votes of the about 106,500 cast across the Texas 27th Congressional district.

But he conceded after the final 15,000 votes were recounted Monday in Brownsville and didn’t change the final election result

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/texas-us-rep-ortiz-concedes-defeat-to-opponent-1066465.html


13 posted on 11/22/2010 7:11:19 PM PST by deport
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To: LdSentinal; InterceptPoint; randita

Yes!!!!


14 posted on 11/22/2010 7:12:24 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: deport

15 posted on 11/22/2010 7:12:43 PM PST by deport
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To: SwinneySwitch

FYI


16 posted on 11/22/2010 7:14:51 PM PST by deport
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I never thought I would live long enough to see the day when a Republican was elected to Congress from Corpus Christi.

Blake Farenthold has done us a huge service. Thank You Mr. Farenthold.


17 posted on 11/22/2010 7:18:28 PM PST by Helotes
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To: deport

No resting on our laurels - that’s what the RATS expect us to do, and they will try to paint the Tea Party as a one-hit wonder.


18 posted on 11/22/2010 7:21:53 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: LdSentinal

People like Corpus Christi talk show host (KCTA) Bob Jones played a big role in getting Ortiz out of there. I know Bob Jones personally, a good conservative.


19 posted on 11/22/2010 7:28:13 PM PST by sasportas
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To: Helotes
Blake Farenthold won only because Willie Vaden ran against Ortiz in the last two elections. Vaden would have been the Repub candidate except that ortiz had his supporter vote in the repub primary with orders” anybody but Vaden”

Vaden got more and more of the vote against ortiz each time he ran

20 posted on 11/22/2010 7:32:34 PM PST by Manta (Obama to issue executive order repealing laws of physics)
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