BLUE WAVE? GOP Wins Texas Seat Held by Democrats for 139 YEARS, Hillary Won District by 12%

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A Republican candidate for Texas Senate stunned political insiders across the Lone Star State this week, winning a seat held by Democrats for 139 years and raising serious questions over the liberal dream of “flipping” Texas blue.

Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in dramatic fashion Tuesday, turning a reliably Democrat district red in a region that voted for Hillary Clinton by 12% over Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

“I owe this first to God and then to the grassroots in all of our counties in Senate District 19,” Flores said. “Primarily this is an example of what happens when you have a united front and a grassroots effort. So now it’s time to go to work.”

“Flores, a political newcomer competing against a seasoned former Democratic congressman, won in a district that is 73 percent Hispanic and African American – despite virtually all political analysts’ expectations,” added former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“Republicans everywhere should also study this Texas state special election and make the 2018 midterms a big choice election for all American voters. And with only 48 days left until November 6, they must act now,” he added.

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