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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones wins nomination for U.S. District 23; Runoff likely between Gonzalez and Reyes, Jr. in GOP race

Incumbent Will Hurd, known as the only African-American Republican in the House, is not running for reelection after holding the seat for the last six years.

SAN ANTONIO — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has won her party's nomination for U.S. House District 23. 

Incumbent Will Hurd is not running for reelection after holding the seat for the last six years. Jones was his opponent in 2018 and was in a tight race with Hurd that year.

Jones made this statement to her supporters about Tuesday night's results:

“I’m honored to be the Democratic nominee in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District. I’ve dedicated my life to public service, and I’m running for Congress to expand the opportunities that allowed me to grow up healthy, get a quality education, and serve our country. Folks in South and West Texas are ready to send a leader to Washington who will fight for quality, lower cost health care, responsible and compassionate immigration reform, and an economy that works for everyone.” 

The 23rd Texas Congressional seat represents a massive area of the Lone Star State, spanning more than 58,000 square miles with close to 800,000 people that call it home. 

On the Republican ballot, Tony Gonzales, who was endorsed by Will Hurd, is expected to be in a runoff with opponent Raul Reyes Jr.

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