Republican Mayra Flores’s victory in Texas’s 34th District on Tuesday has sent shockwaves through the nation and further signaled that the Hispanic voting block is increasingly shifting towards the Republican Party.
Flores, along with Cassy Garcia and Monica De La Cruz, is leading a new movement that threatens to reverse the stranglehold that Democrats have had on the Hispanic voting block.
Flores won her election, beating Democrat Dan Sanchez by a whopping eight points to become the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley in a century and a half.
For the first time in modern history, the Republican Party is looking at a real possibility of flipping south Texas red. That possibility speaks volumes to just how badly Democrats are doing going into the 2022 midterm elections.
The Hispanic voter block has emerged as a vulnerable target for Republican candidates that are appealing to the socially conservative culture of many Hispanic Americans.
Furthermore, many Hispanic voters are concerned about the border crisis caused by President Joe Biden and the Democrat Party. South Texas has been hit hard by the crisis at the border, and the inaction of Democrats has pushed those voters to look to Republicans to help them.
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