Republican Mayra Flores Becomes First Mexican-Born Woman Elected to Congress

Republican Mayra Flores defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez Tuesday in the state’s special election to replace former Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX). Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report called the race at 10:21 p.m. ET. Vela retired in March after nine years representing the state’s 34th congressional district. He went to work for the lobbying firm Akin Gump. Flores became the first Mexican-born woman elected to Congress:

Flores flipped an 84% Hispanic seat Red that Biden won by 13 points in 2020. That’s not only impressive, but it might make Democrtas start paying attention to the crisis they created at the border.

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