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Tea party newcomer edges Ortiz in Texas

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Another impressive House win for the tea party — maybe the most impressive: Challenger Blake Farenthold has defeated longtime incumbent Rep. Solomon Ortiz.

With 100 percent of the vote in, the former conservative talk show host holds a razor-thin 799-vote margin over Ortiz.

Ortiz has represented the South Texas district for 28 years.

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David Eldridge

David Eldridge

David Eldridge joined The Washington Times in 1999 and over the next seven years helped lead the paper's coverage of regional politics and government, Sept. 11, and the sniper attacks of 2002. In 2006, he was named managing editor of the paper's website. He came to The Times from the Telegraph in North Platte, Neb., where he served as executive ...

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