Radio host is finalist for TX House run


Blake Farenthold was one of the two survivors in a four-Republican primary to run against incumbent Solomon Ortiz (D-TX) to represent the Corpus Christi area in the US House. Farenthold had been doing morning talk on Clear Channel’s KKTS-AM there prior to beginning his campaign.

Farenthold will be in a run-off to get the Republican nod for the race with James Duerr, said to be a local real estate agent.

Farenthold holds a BS degree in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and has also practiced law thanks to a degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio.

He co-hosted “Lago in the Morning” at KKTS, which is described as a conservative talk program.

RBR-TVBR observation: It’s always interesting to have a radio pro on the ballot. However, the Republicans may be forced to fight only a symbolic battle in TX-27. CQ Politics has the district rated Safe Democrat, and it has been sending Ortiz to Washington since he first won the seat in 1982.