Republican Mayra Flores turns Texas House district red in special election

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Republican Representative Myra Flores is expected to win a special election in Texas’ 34th congressional district, trailing a seat in the House after the Representative. Philemon Villa, who has held the seat for nearly 10 years, resigned in March and vacated the seat.

Flores, who took 51% of the vote for Democratic candidate Dan Sanchez with 43% when the Associated Press called the race, will become the first female congresswoman of Mexican descent to serve in the House of Representatives. Her family moved to the United States when she was six years old.

Flores would finish the remainder of Villa’s term, which ends in January, and Republicans were eager to win the seat and gain new ground in Lone Star State to represent the region that stretches east of San Antonio with parts along the coast to Brownsville. As currently planned, the 34th congressional district will essentially be dissolved later this year following a new remap in favor of the incumbent 15th congressional district deputy. Vicente Gonzalez, the Democratic candidate for the November general election was created to represent the 34th district.

“First and foremost, I thank God for the opportunity to serve the people of Texas’ 34th Congressional District,” Flores told Fox News Digital in a statement. “I am also grateful to my family for their unwavering love and support throughout this campaign, and to the voters of South Texas for commissioning me to represent them in Washington. I look forward to standing strong for our conservative values ​​of faith and family, freedom and gaining the opportunity to serve our community further in the months ahead.”

Republican Representative Mayra Flores and Democrat Dan Sanchez faced off in a special race Tuesday to represent Texas’ 34th congressional district for the remainder of the Democratic Representative. Philemon Villa’s term ends in January.
(Bill Clark, CQ-Roll Call Campaign, Inc/Dan Sanchez)

Before the election, the two frontrunners in the race for a short time on Capitol Hill were Sanchez, a former Cameron County commissioner, a Democrat, and health care worker Flores, a Republican who outplayed Sanchez and gained traction in the race for the seat. which has been vacant for more than two months.

Sánchez, a pro-life Democrat who ran in elections, was largely superior to Flores and did not receive much support nationally. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), despite its overwhelming support for abortion, dumped thousands of dollars in an advertising partnership with Sanchez.

Dan Sanchez is the Democratic nominee in the special election for the 34th congressional district of Texas

Dan Sanchez is the Democratic nominee in the special election for the 34th congressional district of Texas
(Dan Sanchez campaign)

through May 31 Featured Forum on Facebook With the Futuro RGV, Sanchez said he is Catholic and has made it clear that he is pro-life “across the board.” Despite endorsements from Villa and Gonzalez, Flores, who had the endorsement of Right to Life, received support from many of the more moderate voters in the Hispanic region.

Aside from the special election race, Flores, a 2019 graduate of South Texas College who placed first in the March quadruple Republican primary race, also had the government’s endorsement. Greg Abbott will face Gonzales in the November general election to represent the newly redrawn 34th District of Congress.

Myra Flores

Myra Flores
(Mayra Flores campaign)


Juana Canto Cabrera, another Republican candidate in Tuesday’s special race, was defeated by Flores in the March Republican primary after securing just 7% of the vote.

Villa resigned in March to take up a position at Akin Jump, a prominent law firm and lobbyist, and early voting for the special election began on May 31.

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