From Fire Andrea Mitchell:
9:28 PM (1 hour ago)Another progressive liberal Marxist fired! Solomon Ortiz concedes to Blake Farenthold in race for Texas 27th Congressional Districtfrom Fire Andrea Mitchell! by adminHit the road jack! The Republican takeover of the House now stands at 62 seats with 4 more undecided as progressive liberal Marxist Solomon Ortiz has conceded to Blake Farenthold in the race for Texas 27th Congressional District. Unlike most sore loser progressive liberal Marxists like Bob Etheridge or Alan Grayson, Ortiz was at least graceful in his concession and announcement upon losing.
“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.”
Ortiz has been the only representive this district has ever had since it was created back in 1983. He was elected with 63% of the vote in 2004, 57% in 2006 and 58% in 2008. This race was listed as a “Toss-up” by Real Clear Politics.