Mac Thornberry Wins US Representative Seat

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Congressman Mac Thornberry will now serve his ninth term in the US House of Representatives.

He was one of the first winners declared statewide on Tuesday night. It was a good night for Thornberry and a good night for the Republicans... As they take back control of the House.. But the Senate is still run by the Democrats... Something Thornberry says will make passing legislation difficult.

He says, "For example, repealing the health care bill is something that I think we will try to do in the house that will be very hard to get passed through the President. But yet we will make the effort, listening to what the people want done and beginning to re-establish some of the trust that's been lost over the last two years and I think that's really important."

With so many new people elected Tuesday night, Thornberry says it will be a challenge to get everyone on the same page, so they can move forward in a positive Republican mind set.