Pro-life Flores wins special election in district historically held by Democrats

By Dave Andrusko

As we all know, Democrats—the Party of Abortion—is terrified they will lose control of the House and the Senate. With good reason, I would add.

Ordinarily, the party which hold the presidency loses seats, often many seats, in the first mid-term elections. But with President Biden’s job approval numbers floundering in the 30% to 40% range, the question would appear to be how many is “many”?

When pro-life Glenn Youngkin defeated Terry McAuliffe to become the Commonwealth of Virginia’s new governor, there were many lessons learned by both parties. But for our purposes here, the number one lesson was that Youngkin ran as a pro-lifer. The number two lesson was that Democrats were painfully out of touch with not just Independents but also their own grassroots base on many issues, including abortion.

That election took place last November. A special election took place yesterday in Texas and sent pro-abortion Democrats into a tizzy. And unlike the Youngkin/McAuliffe contest, this one took place not twelve months from the mid-terms, but less than 5 months.

The special election was to replace former Rep, Filemon Vela, a Democrat who retired this year before the end of his term.

The Texas Tribune [https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/14/texas-special-election-tx-34-mayra-flores-dan-sanchez] is as pro-abortion a newspaper as you can find. You know they must have ground their teeth when Patrick Svitek wrote 

Republican Mayra Flores prevailed Tuesday in a special election for an open congressional seat in South Texas, marking a major breakthrough for Republicans eager to blaze new inroads in the historically blue region.

She beat Dan Sanchez, the leading Democrat, outright in the closely watched race and will be the first Mexican-born congresswoman. She will get to serve only until January, but Republicans heralded her win as a shot of momentum in their new South Texas offensive.

Flores was endorsed by National Right to Life.

Bienvenido in Action was the first Hispanic PAC to support Flores in the special election. “Mayra won because she ran a campaign rooted in our community’s values: God, family, and country,” the group said in a statement. “Meanwhile, Joe Biden and the Democrats have made life more expensive for Hispanics, our neighborhoods less safe, and a mockery of our culture.” 

The New York Times’s Jennifer Medina wrote

Republicans believe they have found an ideal candidate for the region in Ms. Flores, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a young child. Her parents spent years working as migrant farmworkers in Texas. She is the wife of a Border Patrol agent and has campaigned on strict immigration enforcement in the overwhelmingly Mexican American district.