The resilient Blue Dog Democrat held on to his South Texas seat, but it was a much closer call than expected.
Traditionally, for-profit jailers have drawn bipartisan support. But Trump, the sector’s ostensible savior, has made the industry a lightning rod.
Emboldened congressional Democrats are going on offense against the wall. And that could be good news for the Rio Grande Valley.
The Laredo congressman publicly opposes the border wall, but keeps voting to fund it in his own district. Is he a savvy compromiser, or is he compromised?
Some South Texas residents, including those protected from border wall construction by Congress' new proposal, aren't convinced the bargain's a victory for the region they call home.