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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Francisco "Quico" Canseco (R-Texas)

District: 23rd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 2004; sought Republican nomination for U.S. House, 2008
Born: July 30, 1949; Laredo, Texas
Residence: San Antonio
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Gloria Canseco; three children
Education: Saint Louis U., B.A. 1972; Saint Louis U., J.D. 1975
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Capital Markets & Government Sponsored Enterprises; Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2012generalPete Gallego (D) 96,67650.3
Francisco Canseco (R) 87,54745.6
Jeffrey Blunt (LIBERT) 5,8413.0
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 2,1051.1
2010generalFrancisco Canseco (R) 74,85349.4
Ciro Rodriguez (D) 67,34844.4
Craig Stephens (I) 5,4323.6
Martin Nitschke (LIBERT) 2,4821.6
Ed Scharf (GREEN) 1,4190.9
Roll Call Vitals


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.