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For the first time in more than 150 years, Texas’ 34th Congressional District has gone red, thanks to Republican candidate Mayra Flores; she flipped the seat after Rep. Filemon Vela, who held the seat for nearly 10 years, resigned and vacated the seat in March, Fox News repots.
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Flores, who had 51% of the vote to Democratic candidate Dan Sanchez’ 43% when The Associated Press called the race, will become the first Mexican-born congresswoman to serve in the House. Her family moved to the United States when she was 6 years old.
“First and foremost I thank God for the blessing of 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 entrusting me to represent them in Washington. I look forward to standing strong for our conservative values of faith, family, and freedom and to earning the opportunity to serve our community further in the months to come,” she said.
Flores also locked down the vote of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk, who took to Twitter to say he had voted for Flores and predicts a massive red wave in 2022.
According to Fox News, in an early Wednesday morning Twitter exchange, Musk wrote: “I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican. Massive red wave in 2022.”
Republican Mayra Flores flips Texas House district red in special election https://t.co/ymeay5HVjf
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