During a runoff race Tuesday for the 19th District Senate seat in San Antonio, Texas the Republican Party made history by flipping the seat Red for the first time in 139 years.
Conservative Pete Flores, a retired game warden defeated former state and congressman, Pete Gallego (Democrat) in a race that, as reported by PJ Media “was not supposed to be competitive.” Oh, those gosh darned polls again. That and the fact that the district in 2012 presidential election went to Barack Obama and in 2016 to Hillary Clinton.
Flores, during his victory speech informed supporters that, “This district has not been Republican since Reconstruction. And in September of 2018, it’s Republican once again,…The work starts tomorrow.”
PJ Media by Debra Heine
…Flores will replace Democrat State Sen. Carlos Uresti, who was forced to step down in June after being sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal fraud and money laundering charges.
Flores reportedly received “backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz,” according to MySA.com. He was also likely a beneficiary of a superior ground game, as the GOP has outraised Democrats and radically upped their ground game in recent years[…]
For those who were worried about the Texas Republicans supermajority going by the wayside, forget it. The victory further bolsters the Republican Party’s supermajority of the Texas senate.
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