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Republican Mayra Flores flips Home seat in Texas particular election

Republican Mayra Flores on Tuesday was projected to defeat Dan Sanchez (D) within the particular election for Texas’ thirty fourth Congressional District, a standard Democratic stronghold.

The Related Press known as the race at 11:13 p.m. ET.

The seat was made vacant in March when former Democratic Rep. Filemón Vela resigned.

Flores will head to Washington to serve out the rest of Vela’s time period. She is going to face Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-Texas), who presently represents the fifteenth Congressional District, for a redrawn thirty fourth Congressional District in November.  

Gonzalez mentioned he wouldn’t go away his present seat within the fifteenth district in the course of the yr.

Flores, who got here to the U.S. from Mexico when she was six years outdated, will turn out to be the nation’s first Mexican-born congresswoman. The congresswoman-elect has steadily touted her husband’s job as a Border Patrol agent.

Her win will seemingly additional enhance Republican optimism concerning the get together’s prospects in southern Texas and alongside the border. The GOP has been trying to make features in these areas since former President Trump carried out effectively there in 2020.

Her victory additionally stands to provide the GOP a further seat in a narrowly divided Home and momentum going into November.

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