Tags: US | Texas | House | Ortiz

Texas US Rep. Ortiz Still Trails, Mulls Recount

Friday, 05 Nov 2010 07:06 AM

 

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

SAN ANTONIO — Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz picked up seven votes after a bag of previously uncounted ballots was found in his South Texas district, but still trails Republican Blake Farenthold by 792.

The 73-year-old Ortiz has refused to concede a House seat he's held for nearly three decades. He's mulling a recount.

Seven ballots, all marked for Ortiz, were found in Nueces County and certified at the county courthouse in Corpus Christi. Ortiz says the new votes Thursday are proof the race remains too close to call.

Farenthold is a 48-year-old former small business owner. Unofficial results showed he received 50,954 votes to Ortiz's 50,155.

The 27th district includes Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast and stretches down to Brownsville and the border with Mexico.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sen. Rand Paul Backs 'Opening Up to Cuba'

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 22:52 PM

Fewer than 24 hours after his office said he had no statement on President Obama's historic change in U.S. policy toward . . .

Jim DeMint: GOP Won't Have 'Mushy, Middle' Candidate in '16

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 18:42 PM

Several senators and governors eyeing a 2016 presidential bid already have visited with the Heritage Foundation, Preside . . .

Coburn Tells '60 Minutes': I'm Glad We Elected Obama

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 18:04 PM

Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, said he is glad Barack Obama was elected president during an interview . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved