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.