Hurd wins re-election in U.S. 23rd Congressional District race

Democrat Pete Gallego challenged incumbent Republican Will Hurd

SAN ANTONIO – Update: Pete Gallego conceded early Tuesday to incumbent Will Hurd.

Here are the latest election numbers in the race for the 23rd Congressional District between Hurd and Gallego. The race has been close all night. See full election results here.

Gallego told his supporters he called and congratulated Hurd on his victory.

"We’re a resilient nation. The sun rises tomorrow. It’s a new day and we’ll put one foot in front of the other as we have every other day for generations, and generations in the past as I know we have for generations to come," Gallego said. "So the great people of District 23 from Socorro to Alpine and Del Rio to Eagle Pass to San Antonio and back out to West Texas, muchisimas gracias.”


The race for the U.S. 23rd Congressional District seat went past midnight with incumbent Republican Will Hurd holding a lead over challenger Pete Gallego.

As of 12 a.m. Wednesday, Hurd held a lead of around 5,000 votes with 79 percent of precincts reporting.

Gallego was trying to unseat Hurd in the sprawling district that extends from San Antonio to El Paso along the Mexico border.

The two faced one another four years ago when Hurd won by just over 2,500 votes. 

At Hurd's campaign headquarters on the far Northwest Side, an excited crowd awaited the final results as of 10 p.m. They also felt very confident.

Hurd's early vote totals were solid even in El Paso which was expected to go in Gallego's direction.   

Gallego's supporters in downtown San Antonio awaited word as well. 

Gallego was expected to speak to his supporters before the final results were announced late Tuesday night.