Democratic representative. Vicente Gonzalez isGOP Representative Myra Flores in her re-election bid for Texas’ 34th congressional district.
Flores, who previously won the district seat in a special election earlier this year, reacted to his projected loss on Twitter and placed the blame on voter turnout on Tuesday.
“The Red Wave didn’t happen,” she said. “Republicans and independents stay home. If you didn’t do your part, don’t complain about the consequences!”
His remarks came as Republicans across the country fell short of expectations in Tuesday’s midterm elections. are democratsWhile in Pennsylvania the overall control of Congress has yet to be determined.
The South Texas Republican became the first Mexican-born woman to be sworn in in Congress in June and earned a seat on the House Agriculture and Homeland Security committees. In her bid for reelection, she focused her platform on border security and immigration, often commenting on her own experience when she immigrated to the US as a child.
“I want more little girls like Myra to come here in this country and fulfill the American dream like me and why not become a member of Congress,” she told CBS News on Tuesday before the election ended.
He Received Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s First Republican Voted in his special election and publicly supported former President Trump. Flores was also among 238 of the 436 Republicans running for the House. For creating unfounded doubts about the results of the 2020 election.
His race was closely watched around the country as the GOP invested heavily in flipping him. CBS News projects Democrats will retain two of three House seats in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley region — the district located along the US-Mexican border. One of them was the seat of Flores.
Gonzalez, who served in Texas’ 15th congressional district, opted to run for the 34th congressional district after the district lines were redrawn. Gonzalez supported abortion rights and strong border security. he thanked supporters in a statement on Twitter.
“I hope we can all come together and work for the betterment of all South Texans and Americans, regardless of political affiliation,” Gonzalez said. “It’s up to us all to ensure the work of those who have come before us and we leave a better America for those to come.”
Caroline Linton contributed to this report.