SAN ANTONIO -- While many voters watched as the results came down for the presidential race and the Pre-K 4 SA initiative, the fight over one district also became a hot topic.
As of 10:13 p.m., the Bexar County Elections Office continued to count votes for the race of the United States Congressional seat for District 20. So far, the Elections Office has counted 112,219 votes for Democratic candidate, Joaquin Castro and 59,608 for his Republican opponent, David Rosa. Libertarian candidate, A.E. (Tracy) Potts gained 2,900 votes, while Green Party candidate, Antonio Diaz won 1,516 votes.
Tonight, David Rosa released the following statement to the community:
“We fought hard, we fought long, and we did not fight in vain. Our country, regardless of this race’s outcome has won. We are endowed with something that makes us unique, free will. Tonight, San Antonio practiced its right to choose. I am not upset at the results, but I am disappointed in the outcome. For the past months, my family and I have worked hard to ensure that the people of this community heard our message and learn our cause. Our cause remains the same. I still believe that our country needs a smaller government, lower taxes, and more compromise. This is the end of this campaign for congress, but it is not the end of my mission. I will continue to help the people of this district, continue the fight for conservative issues, and continue to put my country above special interests. I thank you all who have helped me this past year. I thank my family for every day they endured this run. And I thank everyone who believed in me. I love this country, and this city – and especially my district 20 I will continue to work to whatever capacity I can to make this country better.”