House Republicans will significantly increase the number of Latino members next year.
The election in Mayra Flores in south Texas is just the beginning.
This represents a major shift in American politics and does not bode well for Democrats.
Key factors in flipping the House: A wave of Latino Republican candidates
A large and diverse group of Latino candidates will represent the Republican Party on ballots this November, a key part of the party’s efforts to reach more Latino voters.
After coordinating recruitment efforts and a string of summer primaries for Hispanic and Latino candidates from Oregon to Texas to Virginia, House Republicans may be on track to bring their Latino members to 2023 Quantity increased by 50% or more.
The latest victory came Tuesday night in southern Arizona for Juan Ciscomani, a first-generation American who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico as a child and worked on border and border affairs as a senior adviser to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey. trade issues.
Now, the party has picked up Hispanic candidates in more than half a dozen battleground districts — with three more likely to win their primaries next month.
Since Trump’s unexpected surge in areas with large Hispanic populations in 2020, the GOP’s recent push to aggressively court Latino voters is a push for diversity with greater meaning.
“The Hispanic community feels a little bit in the middle, neglected,” said Scomani. He noted that Democrats take them for granted, while Republicans don’t often see them as persuasive voters.
Mayra Flores is already moving forward with legislation.
.@MayraFlores2022“I came to Congress with a commitment to address the problems facing our region, and that’s exactly what my first bill is going to convey.”
Congresswoman Flores Holds Biden and Democrats Accountable for Their Border Crisis!https://t.co/LCzvD8EUEs
— RNC Latinos (@RNCLlatinos) August 3, 2022
A year from now, Congress will look very different, which is a good thing.
cross-posted from American Lookout.