Jun 7, 2021
Republicans pulled off a rare victory in McAllen, Texas on June 5, 2021.
Traditionally a Democrat stronghold, McAllen fell into Republican hands after a McAllen city commissioner Javier Villalobos defeated rival city commissioner Veronica Vela Whitacre in a runoff election for the city’s mayoral seat.
According to Chris Enloe of The Blaze, “Villalobos reportedly won by just 206 votes.”
“It was a tight one, so I congratulate my opponent,” Villalobos declared. “It was a very well run campaign. But we’re very glad and fortunate that we prevailed.”