New District Makes Once-Beatable Farenthold Safe 10/28/12
October 28, 2012
VICTORIA, Texas (AP) - Republican U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold upset a near 30-year Democratic incumbent during the tea party surge of 2010.
The attorney and radio show host from Corpus Christi looked to be a goner this election cycle, until some creative redistricting handed him a new, safely Republican district.
Farenthold's only real problem now is whether he's conservative enough for his new territory.
He voted in favor of raising the federal debt-ceiling and supports a national guest worker program. Some conservative voters have accused him of compromising too much.
Rose Meza Harrison is Farenthold's Democratic challenger and insists he's more vulnerable than the electoral maps suggest.
She also scoffs at the notion he's considered by some a moderate, saying Farenthold adheres to the Republican Party line on nearly all key issues.