The Washington Times - November 9, 2010, 06:27PM

Just in from the Associated Press:

SAN ANTONIO — Democratic U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz has filed for a re-count after trailing by less than 800 votes in his fight to keep his South Texas seat.


Ortiz on Tuesday formally requested a manual re-count with the Texas secretary of state’s office. If approved, a re-count could begin early as next week.

Ortiz trailed Republican Blake Farenthold by 799 votes following last week’s election. Farenthold has declared victory.

The 73-year-old Ortiz has refused to concede the House seat he has held since it was created in 1982.

Texas 27 is one of eight House seats still contested one week after the election: Kentucky’s 6th, California’s 11th and 20th, New York’s 1st and 25th, North Carolina’s 2nd and Illinois’ 8th.

Earlier on Tuesday, Republican Keith Fimian conceded Virginia’s 11th District race to incumbent Democrat Gerry Connolly.