Voters in the historically blue Rio Grande Valley in Texas elected Republican Mayra Flores this week in a special congressional election that could signal a positive future for conservatives looking to break into what have long been considered Democrat strongholds.
Ever since Texas District 34’s creation in 2010, Democrats have controlled the area. Rep. Filemon Vela, who resigned from his seat earlier this year, had easily won re-election in the 84 percent Hispanic district in previous years. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the district by 21.5 percent. After that, in 2020, President Joe Biden won the district by 4.2 points.
So what changed for Democrats in the Rio Grande Valley in June of 2022?
For one, Hispanic Americans are rapidly turning to the