Tuesday’s victory by Republican Mayra Flores in a special election is the latest indication that Hispanic voters are moving away from the Democratic Party.
In the largely Hispanic 34th District, Flores defeated Democrat Dan Sanchez by eight points, becoming the first Mexican-born woman in Congress and the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley in about 150 years.
Now, she and two other Republicans, Cassy Garcia and Monica De La Cruz, are at the forefront of an undeniable national trend as they attempt to redistrict the three districts comprising the southernmost portion of Texas.
Garcia told Breitbart News on Friday, “The red wave is here.” “Now more than ever Hispanics feel a genuine sense of belonging with the GOP. We know Hispanics are conservative on education, on social issues. We’re pro-life and pro-gun. We want lower taxes, religious freedom, and school choice.”
Garcia grew up in South Texas as a Christian conservative, worked in Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) McAllen office, and is now seeking to beat Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in the state’s 28th District.
More on this story via Breitbart:
The district leans blue and includes part of the Rio Grande Valley border sector, typically the nation’s busiest border sector. That sector in May saw an average of about 1,500 illegal border crossings a day, which is crisis-level and consistent with a pattern of swelling illegal migration seen under President Joe Biden.
In addition to inflation, Garcia said controlling the border is a critical issue for those she is hoping to represent. Read more…