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Texas's 28th congressional district
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Current Representative Henry Cuellar (D)
Population (2000) 651,619
Median income $31,355
Ethnicity 68.3% White, 6.3% Black, 0.5% Asian, 64.5% Hispanic, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% other
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Texas District 28 of the United States House of Representatives is a Congressional district that serves a strip in deep south Texas starting south of San Antonio and ending at the U.S.-Mexico border. The current Representative from District 28 is Henry Cuellar.

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Recent election results

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2004 election

US House election, 2004: Texas District 28
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry Cuellar 106,323 59.0 -12.1
Republican James Hopson 69,538 38.6 +11.7
Libertarian Ken Ashby 4,305 2.4 +0.3
Majority 36,785 20.4
Turnout 180,166
Democratic hold Swing -11.9

2006 election

On June 28, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Texas legislature's redistricting plan violated the Voting Rights Act in the case of District 23. As a result, on August 4, 2006, a 3 judge panel announced replacement district boundaries for 2006 election for the 23rd district, as well as for the 15th, 21st, 25th and 28th districts. On election day in November, these 5 districts will have open primaries; if any candidate receives over 50%, they're elected. Otherwise, a runoff election in December will decide the seat. [1]

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