Rep. Vicente Gonzalez will stay in Congress winning an incumbent-on-incumbent battle over Republican Mayra Flores in South Texas 34th District.
Mr. Gonzalez defeated Ms. Flores 52.7% by 44.3%, a strong indicator for Democrats that no historic wave was going to happen in Tuesday’s elections.
Ms. Flores had made history earlier this year by becoming the first Mexican-born woman to serve in Congress.
The member-on-member race was the result on Texas’ new map reflecting the 2020 Census, and was one of the most closely watched races.
Republicans had hoped that another Flores victory would be an indicator of a tectonic shift in American politics — a shift of Hispanics from a reliably pro-Democratic constituency to an evenly-split group.
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