A ‘Triple Threat’ In Texas Has Dems Shaking In Their Boots
When news broke that Republican Mayra Flores flipped a blue district, Democrats shuddered. The victory was further proof that Hispanic voters are moving right.
Flores beat Democrat Dan Sanchez by a whopping eight points and became the first Mexican-born woman in Congress, and she is also the first Republican to win the 34th District in almost 150 years.
Now Flores, with two other Republican women, Cassy Garcia and Monica De La Cruz could turn Texas’s southernmost districts red.
“The red wave is here,” Garcia told news outlets. “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 believes that the immigration crisis is helping turn the tide in southern Texas red.
“We don’t need more facilities … I don’t need more immigration judges. What we need to do is enforce the laws on the books. We need to secure the border,” Garcia said.
Flores said that her Democrat opponents don’t represent the values of her district.
“I understand the needs, the real needs here and processes, and especially what’s happening at the border,” Flores told Breitbart News in March. “We have people in Congress here in South Texas that are fighting for California values, that are, you know, fighting for Austin values and not South Texas values, and we need real representation.”
Last night was just the beginning.
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In a different interview with Breitbart News, De La Cruz said that she believes Hispanic are the “future of the Republican Party.”
“I think that Hispanics are the future of the Republican Party, and the Democrats had always assumed the Hispanic vote, and what we show is that Hispanic values really lie with the Republican Party, and with us being the face of the movement and the Republican Party getting behind us financially to educate people in this area, I believe that all three of us are going to cross the finish line in November,” De La Cruz said.
Flores did win a district that has been eliminated in the state’s new electoral map, but she has all the momentum.