GOP’s historic win in Texas portends nationwide ‘red wave’ disaster for Democrats in November
Jun 16, 2022
Republican Mayra Flores’ win in a special election in Texas flipped a heavily Hispanic House district controlled for a century by Democrats, fueling Republican confidence in a November red wave and underscoring deep dissatisfaction with President Biden and congressional Democrats.
Mrs. Flores, a former Hispanic outreach chair for the Hidalgo County Republican Party, defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez with a “God, Family and Country” campaign in the 34th Congressional District, which stretches 165 miles from Corpus Christi to Brownsville on the border with Mexico.
Mrs. Flores, who will be the first Mexican-born member of Congress, pledged to stop the massive surge of illegal immigration impacting the district and to prioritize fixing an economy that is crushing the working class with soaring gas and grocery prices.
“This win is for the people who were ignored for so long! This is a message that the establishment will no longer be tolerated! We have officially started a red wave!” Mrs. Flores, 36, tweeted after she was declared the winner with 51% of the vote, which beats the threshold for avoiding a runoff.
Other elections Tuesday included congressional primaries in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina.