True Reformers win big on Tuesday
Despite the national perception of Tuesday's election results, candidates who favored positions of pro-enforcement and lower immigration faired pretty well. There were 22 True Reformers running for re-election on Tuesday night, and all but one won their race. And in that one race, election officials are still counting votes with the current margin at less than 1,000 votes.
See a full list of Incumbent True Reformers who won re-election.
We also welcome six new True Reformers to Congress - 1 in the Senate and 5 in the House. These candidates completed our immigration-reduction survey and pledged to reduce current immigration levels while supporting positions that would end illegal immigration. The six new True Reformers are Ted Cruz (Texas Senate), Ted Yoho (FL-3), Doug Collins (GA-9), Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11), Scott Perry (PA-4), and Steve Stockman (TX-36).
In addition, 13 of the 14 NumbersUSA 5-for-5ers also won re-elections. These candidates sponsored at least one bill in each of our 5 Great Immigration-Reduction categories. (See the list here.)
On Wednesday, Roy provided a full analysis of Tuesday night's results. His analysis, including a look at the major victories from both sides of the aisle and his reaction to the presidential result, can be foundhere.
Obviously, much of the post-election talk has been about the impact of Hispanic voters on Tuesday night's results. The media and GOP leadership are talking about the possibility of a mass amnesty bill coming up for a vote in early-2013. Another one of Roy's blogs, however, explains why Hispanic voters didn't impact Tuesday's results. Roy explains instead that in most of the 20 states with the largest percentage of Hispanic voters, Gov. Romney outperformed Sen. McCain in 2008 despite contrasting positions on immigration and enforcement.
Take a look at Roy's blog for more details.
Well this is some good news!!