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Gina Ortiz Jones

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Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday to her Republican opponent Will Hurd in the race for the 23rd Congressional District of Texas, which stretches from San Antonio to El Paso.

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The winner in the election for Texas' 23rd Congressional District is still not known, but Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Will Hurd, traveled to Washington D.C on Wednesday and attended orientation for new lawmakers.


Ana Isabel / Gina Ortiz Jones Campaign

A Bexar County judge on Tuesday denied two requests from Gina Ortiz Jones, the Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Will Hurd for Congressional District 23.


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Congressional District 23 is one of the longest in the country — it takes eight hours to drive across, from San Antonio almost to El Paso.

In our first report at the sprawling district, we looked at the size and demographics from each end of the district — a district where Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is challenging Republican incumbent Will Hurd.

But now a look at the issues that energize this swing district.

 


Carlos Morales / Marfa Public Radio

Congressional District 23 is often considered one of the few swing districts in the state, and it’s partly because of its sprawling size.