U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales and former Texas House Republican Caucus Chairman Craig Goldman were victorious in their respective races to represent Texas in the United States House of Representatives.

The Texas Secretary of State’s website showed Gonzales, the two-term representative for Congressional District 23, narrowly defeated firearms influencer Brandon Herrera by around two percentage points, 51.1 percent to 48.9 percent.

“The future of America remains as bright as ever,” Gonzales wrote on X. “Thank you #TX23 for continuing to place your faith in me.”

Gonzales received the endorsements of Gov. Greg Abbot, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson. The Texas Farm Bureau AgFund, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and Texas Alliance for Life also backed him.

CD 23 is a rural majority-Hispanic district. It encompasses western San Antonio and contains much of Texas’ southernmost border—including Uvalde, Eagle Pass, and El Paso County.

Gonzales will face Democrat candidate Santos Limon in the November 5 general election. The district has a partisan voting index of plus five Republican, according to The Cook Political Report.

Elsewhere, Goldman (R-Fort Worth) beat businessman John O’Shea by nearly 26 points, 63.2 percent to 36.8 percent.

Goldman was endorsed by Abbott, Patrick, and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.

He will go on to face Democrat Trey Hunt in the general election. According to Cook, CD 12 is a solidly Republican district.

Luca Cacciatore

Luca H. Cacciatore is a journalist for Texas Scorecard. He is an American Moment inaugural fellow and former welder.