8-Term U.S. Rep. Reyes Ousted in Texas Primary

Former city Rep. Beto O'Rourke bucked a nationwide trend Tuesday night by ousting eight-term U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the 16th Congressional District race. Nationally, challengers rarely defeat incumbents in primary elections, and only a few exceptions have occurred so far this election cycle.
May 30, 2012

Former city Rep. Beto O'Rourke bucked a nationwide trend Tuesday night by ousting eight-term U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the 16th Congressional District race. Nationally, challengers rarely defeat incumbents in primary elections, and only a few exceptions have occurred so far this election cycle.

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