Tony Gonzales defeats Raul Reyes in District 23 runoff race by 46 votes, campaign says

After canvassing effort, Gonzales won by 46 votes, campaign says

The Tony Gonzales campaign has claimed victory in the GOP U.S. Rep. District 23 race over Raul Reyes.

SAN ANTONIO – Tony Gonzales has defeated Raul Reyes by 46 votes in the runoff election for the Republican nomination in the Congressional District 23 race, according to Gonzales’ campaign.

Gonzales led by seven votes on election night.

The canvass of all 29 counties confirms what we have known for a few days - we won the Republican primary! It is now time to focus on stopping Nancy Pelosi. #Fireher #TX23 #TeamTony #Veteran

Posted by Tony Gonzales on Monday, July 27, 2020

“The canvass of all 29 counties confirms what we have known for a few days,” the Gonzales campaign wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “We won the Republican Primary!”

In a statement, Gonzales called the win razor-thin and said with early voting in the general election approaching, there is no time to waste.

Related: Tony Gonzales campaign says he won by 23 votes, calls the race a victory

Related: Texas runoff election results: U.S. Representative, District 23, Republican; Tony Gonzales and Raul Reyes

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.