Another Democrat will
join 110th Congress
SAN ANTONIO - Former Congressman Ciro Rodriguez defeated seven-term Republican Henry Bonilla in a runoff election Tuesday, adding another Democrat to Congress.
With more than half the precincts reporting in the state’s largest district, Rodriguez had 57 percent to Bonilla’s 43 percent.
They were the top vote-getters in a special election held Nov. 7, but neither got 50 percent, prompting the runoff. <more>
The Oval Office and 21 Republican Senate seats will be up for grabs, with only 12 potential Democratic seats in play.