All three of the Rio Grande Valley’s congressmen will be returning to Washington, but not without some significant Republican challenges – particularly in McAllen-based District 15. Vicente Gonzalez has been declared the winner but with only just over 50 percent of the vote. Republican Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez garnered almost 48 percent. In Brownsville-based District 34, Filemon Vela had an easier victory over Rey Gonzalez, taking 54 percent of the vote. And in Laredo-based District 28, Henry Cuellar wins an 8th term defeating Sandra Whitten with 55 percent of the vote.