When Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) won her special election, it was considered a massive coup by the Republican Party.
The joy did not last long, however, as Flores lost the general election for the same seat before she could even make herself at home in her DC office.
The firebrand Republican is hoping to change that in 2024, making another bid for Texas’ 34th District Seat, reports the Texas Tribune.
This all played out due to the fact the seat in question changed lines not long after Flores had won the special election.
For the 2022 general election, the district lines had been redrawn, with Democrats getting the edge in that particular district. This played out when Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-TX) won the seat and sent Flores packing.
She is hoping to change that, facing off against Gonzalez again in a district where he will have the edge.
In announcing her campaign, she stated, “We made history in South Texas last year, but there is more work to be done.
“Joe Biden’s policies are running our country into the ground, and people in our communities are suffering,” reports Breitbart.
I am excited to announce that I am officially running for Congress in #TX34
We made history last year, but there’s still work to be done here in South Texas.
I’m running to help restore the American Dream, secure our borders, and stand strong on our values of God, Family and… pic.twitter.com/OgMKepIB8b
— Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) July 11, 2023
The GOP is ecstatic that Flores is giving this another go, as the party has been trying very hard to lure in more minority candidates, and she has been tagged as one with a very bright future.
Even though Gonzalez would have the voter edge, recent polling shows that he and Flores are just about even in the race, so this is a seat that could find its way back to red, and this time it would be a major upset.
Good luck Ms. Flores… we will be pulling for you.