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Texas 2022 Elections

How Mayra Flores flipped a Rio Grande Valley congressional seat and gave Republicans hope for a new era in South Texas

Her outright victory in a special election is the latest chapter in a topsy-turvy election cycle for South Texas, which Republicans have worked to turn into a new battleground.

Sabrina Cantu, volunteer coordinator for Mayra Flores, a Republican candidate who is running for the vacant 34th congressional district seat, puts up signs outside their watch party event in San Benito, Texas, U.S., June 14, 2022.

The early vote

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