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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Will Hurd Beats Gina Ortiz Jones to Keep Congressional Seat in U.S. House District 23

Posted By on Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 11:00 PM

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UPDATE 11/7 10 a.m.: Despite media outlets such as the Texas Tribune calling Will Hurd's victory late Tuesday night, it appears that the race is too close to call. With all precincts reporting, Hurd led Ortiz Jones by just 700 votes. This means either candidate can request a recount.

ORIGINAL STORY:
In one of the final major races to be called concerning Bexar County voters, Congressman Will Hurd has defeated Democrat rival Gina Ortiz Jones to keep his seat.



The incumbent Republican will keep his 23rd congressional district seat representing part of San Antonio to almost as far as El Paso following late-night results from Election Day 2018. Hurd has held the seat since 2015.

Ortiz Jones put up quite a battle against Hurd. Despite on onslaught of attack ads labeling her as "liberal Jones," her on-the-ground campaigning helped bring in a number of supporters across the district. Ultimately, her supporters were not enough to unseat Hurd.
Hurd accounted for 50.1 percent (93,207) of the vote while Ortiz Jones made up 47.9 percent with 89,028 votes as of the original press time Tuesday night, according to the Texas Tribune. Libertarian Ruben Corvalan also made up two percent of the vote (3,712) with 81.7 percent of precincts reporting.

Hurd spoke to his supporters before 11 p.m. thanking them for their supporting and to celebrate his "historic win."
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