November 22nd, 2010
09:59 PM ET
12 years ago

Ortiz concedes House race in Texas

(CNN) - Congressman Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) has conceded the race for the 27th Congressional District following a recount; Republican candidate Blake Farenthold's victory gives GOP a 62-seat net gain in the House of Representatives.

Ortiz released a statement regarding his concession:

"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."

"I wish him well. I ask Mr. Farenthold, as I have done so for the past 27 years, to represent every one of his constituents in this Congressional District. I respectfully urge him to continue to: spur economic growth in South Texas; reduce the unemployment rate; help working families succeed; provide affordable health care for all Americans; secure our U.S.-Mexico border from violence and drug war; and ensure America can continue to be a land of freedom, opportunity and prosperity for all."

Filed under: 2010 • Texas
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Snow

    Another demorat bites the dust, stay tuned, more to follow in 2012.

    November 22, 2010 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  2. MAC

    Blake Farentholdshould be as partisan as Solomon Ortiz, especially on amnestyfor illegal immigrants.

    November 22, 2010 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  3. La Piovra

    Your wishes are commendable, Congressman Ortiz; but he will be a Republican anyway.

    November 22, 2010 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  4. randy

    I hope he was sincere..that was class..we need more of that from the servants of our country.

    November 23, 2010 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  5. jim

    Ortiz was booted from his nest, I mean seat in Corpur Christi. Also his son was booter out of the Texas House of Representatives...

    Adios to the Democrats of Texas. We don't want no stinking sanctuary and amnesty for illegal aliens.

    November 23, 2010 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  6. Anonymous

    I'm sure the republican'ts cheated and committed fraud in South Texas also.

    November 23, 2010 03:56 am at 3:56 am |
  7. Alton Burke

    YEAH!!!!!!! another liberal obama supporter out of office , sorry CNN

    November 23, 2010 04:56 am at 4:56 am |
  8. Craig Mellor

    The reason Mr. Ortiz got beat is that he did not do everything that he is asking Mr. Farenthold to do in his concession statement, so the people turned him out. Mr. Ortiz is just antother example of politicans, from both parties, who have been around so long that they haved looked upon their seats in the Congress or the Senate as theirs and theirs alone......they forgot who they worked for!!

    November 23, 2010 05:26 am at 5:26 am |
  9. Richard p

    Y6u cant win them all

    November 23, 2010 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  10. Rick Douglas

    And another one bites the dust.

    November 23, 2010 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  11. A True Centrist

    Wow...truly an ugly election for the Dems and certainly a bad omen for 2012. Just think, probably 64 seats lost by the time it's all said and done, yet the leadership team was voted back in. Talk about ignoring the electorate!

    November 23, 2010 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  12. King

    The American people should be a shame of themselves. The country was on a upward swing until the people decided they didn't like success so they voted to stop progress. Now we are in limbo, All the policies that Obama didn't complete like infrastructure rebuilding and leadership in the world green jobs have ended, now have to sit back and let the one new industrial creation taken over by the chinese again then we bitch about jobs. The repugs already stated that their only mission is to see Obama be a one term president. Now we have to wait two years twiddling our thumb and watch every country modernize themselves and leave us wondering what happened, their is no r&r on this one because their minds are made up.

    November 23, 2010 08:10 am at 8:10 am |