Thursday, August 2, 2012
Jessica Puente Bradshaw, Winner!
By Paul Gable
Jessica Puente Bradshaw claimed the Republican Party nomination in U.S. House District 34 Tuesday night with a 55 percent to 45 percent victory over opponent Adela Garza in a primary runoff election.
Puente Bradshaw grabbed a quick lead in the early vote totals and built on her margin throughout the vote tallying to win by a 5,308 to 4,283 vote margin in the newly formed Congressional District.
“I am very grateful to my supporters, friends and my family,” Puente Bradshaw said. “They worked very hard. They put up with a lot of my demands insofar as getting voters out. I am very proud of them. It was a grass-roots movement.”
Throughout the primary campaign, Puente Bradshaw demonstrated her resiliency as a candidate. Beginning as a significant underdog, she came within 200 votes of Garza’s leading total in the first round of primary balloting.
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