Washington Ė Rep. Joe Barton (R-Ennis/Arlington) won the Republican Primary by earning 9,003 votes. After being declared the winner for the 6th Congressional District of Texas, Barton issued the following statement:

ďIím grateful that the people of the 6th District supported me by a close 3 to 1 margin. Serving in Congress is an honor I work very hard to earn and one I donít take lightly. The voters made it clear that they respect my conservative record and my years of service to them in Texas and in Washington.

I want to compliment my opponent for running an issue based campaign. I look forward to the general election and I am hopeful I will continue to earn peopleís support.

I want to thank the voters again because I know that being a Congressman isnít an entitlement, it is a trust that has to be renewed every two years.Ē