The red wave is starting early for Republicans.
The GOP just flipped the Texas 34 special election seat, the seat is in a district Biden won by +13.
Republican candidate Mayra Flores defeated Democrat candidate Dan Sanchez.
Republican Mayra Flores is projected to win a special election in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, flipping a House seat after Rep. Filemon Vela, who held the seat for nearly 10 years, resigned in March and vacated the seat.
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.
Flores will finish out the remainder of Vela’s term, which expires in January, and Republicans were eager to win the seat and gain new ground in the Lone Star state to represent the district that spans east of San Antonio with parts along the coast to Brownsville. As currently drawn, the 34th Congressional District will essentially be dissolved later this year after a newly redrawn map favoring current 15th Congressional District Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, the Democratic nominee for November’s general election to represent the 34th District, was constructed.
I've seen enough: Mayra Flores (R) defeats Dan Sanchez (D) in the #TX34 special election, flipping an 84% Hispanic Rio Grande Valley seat red.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 15, 2022
RACE CALL: Mayra Flores (R) is projected to win tonight's special election in south Texas, flipping an 84% Hispanic district to the GOP. The district voted Biden +13 in 2020. pic.twitter.com/TLcmQodIZt
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸 (@ElectionWiz) June 15, 2022
Hillary won this congressional district by 22 points in 2016. The Democrat won it by 14 points in 2020. Republicans are going to win it tonight. pic.twitter.com/EighG20ymp
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 15, 2022
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