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Republican Mayra Flores flipped US House seat in the Blue state of South Texas

Republican Mayra Flores flipped US House seat in the Blue state of South Texas

Republicans had a major victory in South Texas with the win of GOP rep. candidate Mayra Flores.. She won a special election, thus taking the place of Filemon Vela as he resigned early from his post. Congressman Filemon Vela the ex- representative won’t be completing his final term and decided to retire early from his post. He resigned nearly 9 months before the next elections. Vela instead of standing for re-election will take up a job at a law lobbying firm. So to complete his term a special election was held in South Texas which was won by Republican Mayra Flores against 3 competitive. Mayra Flores flipped US House seat in the Blue state of South Texas.

Mayra Flores

Republican Mayra Flores flipped US House Seat in the Blue state of South Texas

Flores was up against Congressman Daniel Sanchez, Coronado, and Juana Cantu Cabrera. Where Sanchez and Coronado were from the Congress party(DEM-Democrats). Flores and Juana were from the Republican party ( GOP- Polls on Tuesday night showed Flores had 51% (14780) of votes followed by Sanchez having 43.3% (12560) then followed by Coronado 4.1% (1199) and then Juana with 1.6% (451) of votes. Flores had tough with Dan Sanchez. Flores and her allies spent over $1 million on TV ads to save the seat. The GOP bagged a historic win when Republican Maya Flores flipped US House Seat in the Blue State.

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“I will show you what real representation looks like”, Flores on Latino representation

Flores is a respiratory therapist. With the help of her background, she campaigned hard as a U.S border patrol agent and Mexican immigrant whose parents brought her to the U.S when she was a child.

Flores and Sanchez

After she announced her victory she stated, “For 100 years we have been taken for granted. I will show you what real representation looks like. I will represent all people”. Democrats seem to think that her win is just temporary, declaring, “Her [Flores] win may only be temporary. In November the voters will decide who stays permanent.”

Sanchez expresses disappointment

Sanchez campaigned by calling himself a conservative democrat and pro-life Catholic’. Both  Flores and Sanchez were endorsed by their party. Later on Sanchez conceded in a statement that pointed his fingers at the national democrats for not doing enough for defending the seat. “Based on the results, we came up short tonight despite being outspent by millions of dollars from out of state interests and the entire republican machine.” He said that too many factors were against them, including little to no support from their own party.

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