Republicans will be holding on to a congressional seat on the Texas-Mexico border for another two years.
On Monday, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded defeat to Republican Will Hurd in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat. Hurd, a Republican who has held the seat for several terms, edged out Jones in the contest by about 1,000 votes, a margin which he was able to maintain during counts of provisional ballots and more.
"Our campaign was based on the belief that everyone is equal — equally deserving to be heard at the ballot box and served in our communities," Jones said in a statement. "We worked hard to make this a reality, understanding this is the only path toward the more perfect union that our founders envisioned."
In addition to Hurd and Jones, Libertarian Ruben Corvalan was also on the ballot. Corvalan won about 2 percent of votes tallied.