After losing his race for a seat in the Texas Senate by just 659 votes, Republican candidate Adam Hinojosa is seeking a rematch.

Hinojosa announced this week that he has officially filed for Senate District 27, which includes Bee, Cameron, Kenedy, Kleberg, San Patricio, and Willacy counties as well as parts of Hidalgo and Nueces counties.

Should he receive the Republican nomination, it would set up another race between him and State Sen. Morgan LaMantia (D–South Padre Island). In one of the closest elections in Texas, Hinojosa fell short of 50 percent of the vote in 2022 by a mere 0.19 percent.

Notably, LaMantia’s top donor in 2022 was Texans for Lawsuit Reform.

“I am excited for this race, and I am excited for what it means for our South Texas families,” said Hinojosa. “Last cycle, our race came closer than anyone thought we could. The fact that we were able to get as close as we did proves that the people of South Texas are ready for change. We are tired of facing the dangers from the open border, struggling to make ends meet because of crushing cost of living increases, and worrying about the indoctrination and sexualization of our children in our schools. It is time we parents, small business owners, and South Texas residents stand together to make our voices heard.”

“The rest of our state is experiencing an economic boom,” Hinojosa added. “It is time that boom came to South Texas. Families here live in poverty, our schools can’t get proper funding, and the cartels terrorize our communities, especially along the border. We need someone who will fight for a prosperous, safe, and thriving South Texas. I am standing up to fight that.”

LaMantia did not comment on Hinojosa’s entrance into the race.

Brandon Waltens

Brandon serves as the Senior Editor for Texas Scorecard. After managing successful campaigns for top conservative legislators and serving as a Chief of Staff in the Texas Capitol, Brandon moved outside the dome in order to shine a spotlight on conservative victories and establishment corruption in Austin. @bwaltens