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As expected, Veronica Escobar has won outright today and will likely be the next Congresswoman of El Paso. I write “likely” because I am two hours ahead of El Paso and I am not staying up late to see the final results. Historically, early voting is a good indicator of the outcome. At 61%, it is unlikely that a runoff will occur after all the votes have been counted.

What does this mean for El Paso?

Not much.

Veronica Escobar is for Veronica Escobar and for her benefactors – those attached at the hip to Woody Hunt et al. Escobar has made a living off the public monies and uses them for her family’s future. Except for her stint at the Community Scholars – largely funded by taxpayer funds – Veronica Escobar and her family have used taxpayer-funded salaries to pay their bills. Escobar’s husband works at taxpayer expense to deport immigrants and Veronica Escobar is now off to her next taxpayer-funded gig.

Escobar will now focus on posturing her public persona to ensure she is elected again. As a freshman in Congress, there is not much Escobar can accomplish, except for token media appearances to ensure her next election.

But, but Escobar promised to do this, and do that. All politicos make promises to get elected. Escobar is no different. For El Paso, it just means that El Pasoans can claim the first Latina in Congress from Texas. It is just show with nothing much for El Paso.

However, in Congress, Veronica Escobar can do little damage to El Paso’s taxpayers. That is the silver lining.

For Escobar, it just another tax-funded paycheck for her, and her family.

It is so El Paso.

In the next few days there will be analysis and debates about what it all means. I’ll add my two cents as well. Sometime in the near future I’ll use the big data in the El Paso Votes APP and correlate it with city employees and county employees to see if they had any impact at all in the election.

Martin Paredes

Reporting on public corruption, border politics, immigration and public policy in El Paso since 2000.

3 replies on “Veronica Escobar is the Next Congresswoman from El Paso”

  1. Martin
    Vero should now get the Conquistador Award from the City of El Paso as she is sent off Washington. Vero can go to Washington to loot, rape and pillage the Tax Payers on a national level now!
    The Democratic Plantation politics keeps El Paso losing into the first quarter of the 21st century. Then again maybe not all is lost Vero can funnel more money into the county jail to lock up and house more illegals and Dreamers! Now Vero has a closed looped system for that!
    El Paso should feel so proud!

  2. she has a Republican opponent. There is still time to stop her feeding at the government trough.

    1. The only thing Republicans are good for here is funding Dems who will do their bidding once in office.

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