Mayra Flores – who was the recipient of Musk’s first-ever Republican vote – flipped Texas’ 34th congressional seat in a special election last night.
With her win, Flores will become the first Mexican-born American elected to Congress.
As reported by The Texan,
“Flores has said she prioritizes border security and pro-life legislation.
Abbott framed Flores’ victory as a foothold for Republicans in a historically Democratic area of the state.
“Congress just got more Republican. Texas just got more red. The future is looking bright red in Texas,” Abbott wrote on social media.”
Texas’ 34th District was formerly held by Filemon Vela, a Democrat who held the seat since winning it in 2012. Vela stepped down earlier this year to take a role with Washington, DC-based lobbying shop Akin Gump.