AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the results of the TX-06 congressional election:
“Texas Democrats fought strong campaigns to be the next member of Congress for North Texas, and I congratulate all our candidates on their hard work. With a crowded field of incredibly qualified candidates, I am delighted that so many Democrats came forward and put their hats in the ring to represent our North Texas communities. In particular, I congratulate Jana Lynne Sanchez on her hard-fought campaign, which nearly succeeded in pushing her through to the runoff — coming short by less than 400 votes.
“Although a Democrat is not advancing to the runoff, yesterday’s incredibly close margins showed that voters are invested in electing Democrats, and are fighting for the representation their communities deserve. The clear enthusiasm in this election is one more sign that Texas is moving closer and closer to turning blue with every year that passes. The new Democratic South is rising, and we will continue to rally our movement to take back our state — including as we look toward the 2022 governor’s race. We’re ready to build Democratic power, ready to defeat Texas Republicans, and ready to elect leaders who defend our rights and put Texans first.”