By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Quoting Robert Frost, Solomon P. Ortiz conceded Monday the race for the 27th District of Texas Congressional seat after serving such capacity for the better part of three decades.
Ortiz conceded following the recount of votes from the Nov. 2 election. All of District 27, which spans six counties, was included in the recount as per the requirements of the Texas Secretary of State Elections Division. It was Cameron County’s recount, of which the tally has yet to be reported to the News, that ended the near month-long stalemate between Ortiz, a Democrat, and Republican challenger and now Congressman-elect, R. Blake Farenthold.
On Election Day, Farenthold took the race by a reported 50,954 votes to 50,155, according to uncanvassed numbers. The latter tally increased to 50,162 following the counting of seven Nueces County ballots that had been “misplaced.” The final tally gathered from the recount was not available as of presstime.
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