Major Election Update: ‘We Did Not Get The Result We Were Hoping For’, Texas Candidate Concedes Following Recount
Photograph Courtesy, Respectively, ADAM HINOJOSA, MORGAN LAMANTIA
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The Republican Candidate for Texas State Senate District 27, businessman Adam Hinojosa came up short in his effort to flip the seat in the midterm election.
After a recount, his Democrat opponent, Morgan LaMantia, was declared the winner by a thin margin.
Republicans poured a lot of money into the race in hopes of securing a victory.
Hinojosa said in a statement, “While we did not get the result we were hoping for in the Senate race and subsequent recount, I remain committed to advancing our shared values.”
He posted a letter to his supporters on his “Elect Adam Hinojosa” Twitter page. It reads:
“Friends-Thank you so much for your support over the last year-and-a-half. I cannot begin to put into words what your encouragement and trust has meant to our entire family.
This election was very close, and we fell just 0.19% short of victory. While we did not get the result we were hoping for in the Senate race and subsequent recount. I remain committed to advancing our shared values.”
“It was a true privilege to get to know so many of you in this process. These interactions on the campaign trail reinforced for me the goodness of the people in this great state. Let’s continue to work together to make sure that Texas is the kind of place we will be proud to pass down to our
kids and future generations. God Bless, and Merry Christmas!”
The account, Hispanic Republicans of TX replied to the letter saying, “We are proud of you! Keep fighting the good fight!”
Other Twitter users pledged support as well with a few insinuating that the Republican need to learn to cheat like the Democrats to win seats.
Hinojosa’s Democrat opponent said, “I am pleased to confirm what we already knew: we won the race for Senate District 27.”
Her full statement read:
“The ballot recount in Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties has concluded, and I am pleased to confirm what we already knew: we won the race for Senate District 27.
I commend all the county officials, election workers, and volunteers who
oversaw and operated the process in a transparent and expeditious manner. They have proven once again that the integrity of our electoral system is secure. I will continue to focus on preparing for the 88th Legislative Session and getting to work for the people of South Texas.”
Hinojosa had endorsements from top Texas Republicans including Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.
Trump also gave him his “complete and total endorsement” at an October rally in South Texas.
As a candidate, his top issues were border security, the economy, and education…issues that should resonate with all Texans, but unfortunately, he suffered defeat.
As Dan Bongino would say, “things aren’t bad enough yet.” It’s sad to think that things need to get worse for people to stop voting Democrat.
On the bright side, Republicans made some gains and added to their majority in both chambers of the state legislature.