Ortiz concedes in South Texas House race
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Veteran south Texas Congressman Solomon Ortiz conceded defeat overnight in the hotly contested 27th District race, giving another victory to Tea Party-backed Republicans.Farenthold won by 800 votes. Ortiz had been in office for nearly 30 years. This is a majority Hispanic district.
Republicans gained at least 62 House seats in the November election and will have a majority when the new Congress convenes in January.
"I just accepted a phone call from Congressman Ortiz," Blake Farenthold said late last night. "He called to congratulate me, and promised to work with me for the good of everyone in south Texas."