Ortiz Concedes to Blake Farenthold
And then there were 62.
12:13 AM, Nov 23, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
CNN reports that Democratic congressman Solomon Ortiz has conceded to Republican Blake Farenthold following a manual recount that did little to budge Farenthold's roughly 800-vote lead. This is perhaps the most surprising win for Republicans in 2010--and the most embarrassing defeat for Democrats. The liberal blog Talking Points Memo mocked the NRCC on October 15 for having the audacity to elevate Farenthold--a local talk radio host who had posed for photos while wearing duckie pajamas and standing next to scantily-clad women in a bar--to its second-tier level of candidates:
With Farenthold's victory, the net number of seats gained by Republicans reaches 62.