On February 17, 2015, then-Rep. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio) completed a stunning comeback by defeating his longtime colleague, Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio), 59%-41%, in a special runoff election to claim the unexpired term of former Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio). Menendez overcame a nearly 18-point deficit from the special election, the largest turnaround in any special runoff election in at least 20 years.

Sen. Jose Menendez

Sen. Jose Menendez

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