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Latina Republican Mayra Flores Flips Southern Texas House Seat in Region That Hasn’t Gone GOP in 100 Years

Latina Republican Mayra Flores Flips Southern Texas House Seat in Region That Hasn’t Gone GOP in 100 Years

“The Democrat Party has been in control here in South Texas for over 100 years and feel entitled to our vote. They feel they don’t have to do anything to earn our vote.”

Texas Republican Mayra Flores has become an overnight sensation after flipping Texas district 34 red after 100+ years of Democrat monopoly.

She has an amazing story, too.

Flores was born in Mexico and came to America legally with her father as a child. She is now married to a border patrol agent and is part of a new generation of conservative Latinos who are making a name for themselves in Republican politics.

Paul Steinhauser of FOX News has more on her stunning victory:

Republican who flipped blue House seat in Texas says her victory sends ‘strong message’ to Democrats

Republican Rep.-elect Mayra Flores says Democrats should take her victory in a special congressional election in Texas as a warning sign to stop taking Hispanic voters for granted.

Flores, who won a contest Tuesday for an open seat House seat along the nation’s southern border in the Rio Grande Valley, made history as the first Mexican-born congresswoman. And she’s the first Republican to win in the heavily Hispanic district since it was created a decade ago.

“The Democrat Party has been in control here in South Texas for over 100 years and feel entitled to our vote. They feel they don’t have to do anything to earn our vote. And we sent a strong message to Washington, and we sent a strong message to Democrat Party that you have to get to work. If not, you’re going to get voted out,” Flores warned in an interview with Fox News the morning after her victory.

The district, which stretches from areas east of San Antonio down to the southern border, was once a Democratic stronghold. Then-President Obama carried it by 22 points a decade ago, but President Biden’s winning margin was just 4.2 points in 2020.

Asked why the district’s two counties that border Mexico — Cameron and Hidalgo counties — swung heavily towards her, Flores answered “because I’m one of them and I’m also standing up for our values. God, family, our community. That’s who we are in South Texas. We’re all about hard work.”

Since this was a special election, Flores is going to have to run for it again in November. Democrats are seething and can’t wait to try to get rid of her:

“MAGA Republican Mayra Flores shouldn’t get too comfortable — she’ll barely have enough time to set up her desk before South Texans send her packing again. It’s all eyes on November now as we gear up to send Vicente Gonzalez back to Congress this fall,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney argued.

And DCCC spokesperson Monica Robinson said that “the only thing the NRCC proved last night is that they can barely get their MAGA Republican candidates across the finish line when they outspend the Democrat 20 to 1 and if only 7% of the electorate turns out to vote. This seat is a rental for Republicans and we look forward to welcoming Vicente Gonzalez back to Congress this fall.”

Democrats suddenly aren’t interested in historic candidates.

Flores represents everything progressives detest.

Elon Musk voted for her.

The GOP will need to work hard to make sure Flores holds on to this seat in November.

Featured image via YouTube.

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You bet the GOP will have to work hard in November. Democrats will move heaven and Earth and by any means necessary to stop her. She is a threat to the Dem assumption that Hispanics belong to them because of skin color. Actual issues of importance to Hispanics, like to anyone else…not so much.

    jb4 in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 9:38 am

    It would be deliciously ironic if “open borders” were to become a political catastrophe for the Democrats – like the Cuban Americans.

      Whitewall in reply to jb4. | June 16, 2022 at 9:53 am

      Once over the border they may look around and wonder ‘where is America’? We left home for this?

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to jb4. | June 16, 2022 at 1:25 pm

      There are Hispanics and there are Hispanics. The ones in her district have a history going back centuries.

      The Boyle Heights types, the gang types, and the border jumpers have different priorities.

    scooterjay in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Jose Biden, Ese! Que esta mas fina del Grano Pop. En su llame “No trabajo por tu, Hombre”
    Es su mas peligrosa hermana y fritto poco mojito limpiador con su conversion de los feeble grandito bandito de la ware.

      scooterjay in reply to scooterjay. | June 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

      Beto will skid in on his skateboard, throw up a set and say “La Raza!”

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to scooterjay. | June 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

      ¿¿¿

      Whitewall in reply to scooterjay. | June 16, 2022 at 9:58 am

      I must confess, it has been over 50 years since I studied and used Spanish. In college I knew I might need it after graduation. So after I finished, what language did I need first? German, naturally and then ‘Czech’.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 10:01 am

        Did you Czech your privilege right away? Or, did you first take a Pole?

        henrybowman in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 10:57 am

        Ha ha! Just the opposite in my life. In RI they made us all take French (because Canada, y’know). Ended up in Arizona, where French is just a way you fry potatoes. What a waste of years of my time.

          Morning Sunshine in reply to henrybowman. | June 16, 2022 at 2:56 pm

          no language learnt is wasted if you had to learn another for use in life. I love languages, and the more you study, the easier the next one becomes. (too bad I have had no where to practice the 2 I spoke fluently)

          henrybowman in reply to henrybowman. | June 16, 2022 at 11:04 pm

          Sorry, did I make some claim to fluency? If so, I was on fentanyl.

    Ima_Uzer in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    The problem is, this “special election” was contested under the “old” district, which was D+5. The new district is apparently D+15, which is going to be more difficult to overcome. I’m not saying she can’t win, just that it’ll be more difficult.

    gospace in reply to Whitewall. | June 16, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    There is a reason the racial category is now “White, non-Hispanic” on the forms that keep track of such things. The only difference between whites and many Hispanics is simply how they label themselves. And, to be honest, except when filling out such forms, I think of myself as human, not white or Caucasian. And for history buffs, my direct Irish ancestors arrived here when some Boston businesses had “No Irish Need Apply” signs in their windows.

The d/prog have been exposed for what they are; a coalition of extremist weirdos, tribal grifters and rent seeking power hungry totalitarian. They seek to use the power of govt to require normal Citizens to play make believe.

The aging leadership; Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin et al, made a bargain with the extreme leftists, BLM, proponents of CRT/equity, environmental wackos and Trans activists to embrace their agenda, push it upon the normal folks as a requirement and all the while pretend these things were good.

Why are Latinos, African Americans, Asians, blue collar workers and other formerly reliable members of the d/prog coalition moving towards the GoP? Simple, they refuse to pretend. These normal people refuse to ignore the evidence that coddling criminals increases crime, that injecting race into every decision is racist, that a man is a woman.

The d/prog depend upon people’s willingness to lie to themselves and pretend they don’t know basic facts in order to support the fantasies of the d/prog coalition. IMO the d/prog are about to regret being unwilling to answer the question ‘what is a woman’. The vast non kool aid drinking majority who know and will state the truth are going to punish this foolish fantasy is Nov. Red wedding!

    Dathurtz in reply to CommoChief. | June 16, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    They may be moving that way, but what percentage of each grievance group votes for Biden?

      Peabody in reply to Dathurtz. | June 16, 2022 at 3:10 pm

      Any member of a grievance group who fails to vote Democrat are to be immediately expelled from their respective group thus keeping their membership pure.

      CommoChief in reply to Dathurtz. | June 16, 2022 at 4:34 pm

      Well the main article here is about an 85+% Hispanic CD voting to send a r to Congress from these Counties which hasn’t occurred in over 100 years. Not to mention that this CD was a +22 for Obama. That seems like a win to me, and an impressive one at that.

      We need to learn to take yes for an answer. Some groups still like Biden? Sure, Quinnipiac May 18 poll showed Approval for Biden rates as:
      White 32%
      Black 63%
      Hispanic 26%

      Considering Biden got nearly 90% of the Black vote and roughly 66% of the Hispanic in 2020 that seems like a pretty decent swing away from Biden and d/prog.

      The most persistent support for Biden though comes from voters age 65+. They voted 48% for Biden and remain at 45% approval of Biden.

        healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | June 16, 2022 at 10:39 pm

        Ironic considering he is eroding ALL of their retirement savings through inflation.

          CommoChief in reply to healthguyfsu. | June 17, 2022 at 5:26 pm

          Honestly I think the persistent Biden support in the 65+ group comes down to the gallows humor re his obvious mental decline and physical state. The man is 79, not well and the d/prog pushed him into a very stressful and demanding job.

          The older folks may be sympathetic and see a bit of themselves in him and cut him slack. Especially those who got their DL and taken away and put in a home. In so then given the margins in 2020 of less than 200k votes swinging control of HoR, Senate and the WH to the r then DJT and many others Biden jokes may have swung control of govt to the d/prog.

Encouraging

So the first Mexican-born person in congress is a Republican woman.
Democrats are seething that Republicans stole one of “their” meaningless entries in the Guinness Book.
Get used to it, donks, It’s going to happen lots more before the bloodbath is over.

    Stuytown in reply to henrybowman. | June 16, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Racism: check. Patriarchy: check.

    Ima_Uzer in reply to henrybowman. | June 16, 2022 at 12:59 pm

    I wish Ms. Flores the best, but it’s going to be more difficult for her in November. The reason is that this special election was contested under the “old” district, which was supposedly D+5. This newly-drawn district, the one she will need to contest for in November, is apparently D+15. That’s a taller challenge.

      gospace in reply to Ima_Uzer. | June 16, 2022 at 2:18 pm

      She now has the incumbent advantage- and- she looks like a winner. There really are a lot of people who like to go with the winner.

    healthguyfsu in reply to henrybowman. | June 16, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I’m sure Guinness will be happy to oblige the leftists with some carefully worded language about her not winning a regular term election.

Flores will be running in a different looking district for the Nov 2022 elections since everything was redrawn. It will be interesting to see how she does in Nov.

    Ima_Uzer in reply to Liz. | June 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    It’ll be more challenging for sure. My understanding is that the district for this special election was D+5. The new one for November is D+15. Tougher job.

E Howard Hunt | June 16, 2022 at 11:48 am

This is what AOC wishes she looked like. I would definitely do her.

Any chance that she may not actually be, GOP, either? Hoping for the best, for her, that district and for Texas.

Mayra Flores flipped her district?

Like a pancake!!!!

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | June 16, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Yes. The PRESENT district. Let’s see how she does in the November election, where the Democrats weight more heavily.

    I wish her the best, but, if she loses, the Democrats will play the loss as “See? It was just a flash in the pan!”, counting on the public to remain ignorant about the district change.

      “See? It was just a flash in the pan!”

      You would have to bring up the White House Press Secretary.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Peabody. | June 16, 2022 at 6:52 pm

        Why? I she gone already?

          Due to her inability to speak and answer questions her Press Briefings have been shortened considerably—I think one was like 13 minutes after which they ushered her off stage the same as they do Biden.

          I predict a short tenure.

          henrybowman in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | June 16, 2022 at 11:07 pm

          With a rabbit?!?

          Not with a rabbit. Like a rabbit.
          The average rabbit can run at about 35 to 45 miles per hour. That’s quicker than the fastest human in the world, Usain Bolt, who holds the record at 27 miles per hour. On top of being fast, rabbits can also accelerate very quickly and make turns without losing momentum.

          Karine Jean-Pierre is faster than than.

      One thing that keeps me awake at night is the fear that by some unexpected chain of circumstances, oil prices may fall or the economy will manage to recover slightly before the election, in time for the Dems to claim credit and, in concert with their inevitable election fraud, salvage their congressional majority.

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