Texas Republican Myra Flores defeats Democratic candidate Dan Sanchez in special election

Republican Myra Flores defeated the leading Democratic candidate for the open seat of Congress in the historic blue area of ​​South Texas in Tuesday’s special election.

Flores, who will be the first congressional woman to be born in Mexico, received about 51 percent of the vote from Dan Sanchez, who reported 43 percent of the vote, with all boundaries reported.

The seat was vacated in March by former Democratic nominee Filman Vela.

Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Flores announced victory at his election party in San Benito. Texas Tribune Reported

According to the report, he told his supporters, “For over 100 years, we have been valued.” “I will show you what real representation is. I will represent all people.”

Sanchez admitted Tuesday night, blaming Democrats for his lack of support.

Texas Democrat Dan Sanchez blamed his defeat on a lack of support from the Democratic Party.
Reuters

“Based on the results, we came up short tonight …” he told the Tribune in a statement.

“Many factors were against us, including little or no support from the National Democratic Party and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.”

Another election for this seat will be held in November.

Flores, backed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Senator Ted Cruz, spent more than 1 1 million on election advertising, while Democrats decided it was not worth investing in a race to reclaim in the fall. Get ready Reported

President Joe Biden won Texas’ 34th District by just 4 points in the 2020 election.

Republican congressional candidate Myra Flores marks the lawn outside the polling station for the congressional District 34 special election in Harlingen, Texas on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.
Following Tuesday’s special election, Myra Flores will become the first congressional woman to be born in Mexico.
AP