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Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 [Repub Wins Special Election In District Hillary Won]
mysanantonio.com ^ | 9/19/2018

Posted on 09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT by Helicondelta

Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and further bolstering Republicans’ supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections.

A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

“We conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fight’s not over until the last shot’s fired,” Flores told the Express-News after Gallego conceded in a phone call just before 9 p.m. “The last shot’s been fired.”

Flores’ win marked an incredible upset in a district that political observers said shouldn’t have been competitive for Republicans. Low turnout in special elections and high-level GOP interests in preserving a Senate supermajority helped push Flores across the line, they said.

“It will provide a completely unexpected gift for Republicans for the next legislative session,” said Mark Jones, a professor of political science at Rice University.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: beto; betoorourke; bluewave; braking; cruz; danpatrick; faketitle; gregabbott; johncornyn; localnews; markjones; orourke; peteflores; petegallego; redwave; tedcruz; texas
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1 posted on 09/18/2018 7:19:31 PM PDT by Helicondelta
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Whoo-Hoooo.

Better than FR meeting the quarterly geld-grab...


2 posted on 09/18/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Helicondelta

Well done!


3 posted on 09/18/2018 7:21:49 PM PDT by Enterprise
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Means nothing! BLUE WAVE COMING! Hillary wins!


4 posted on 09/18/2018 7:22:32 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Science is a method, not a belief system.)
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To: Helicondelta
The Blue Wave:


5 posted on 09/18/2018 7:27:37 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Helicondelta

May this portend the outcome of the up coming midterm elections!


6 posted on 09/18/2018 7:30:34 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Helicondelta

Praise God! Thank you for this great news. I can now go to sleep happy too! Very sweet indeed.


7 posted on 09/18/2018 7:30:36 PM PDT by TianaHighrider
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To: Helicondelta

Cruz +9 in latest Quinnipiac poll.


8 posted on 09/18/2018 7:30:54 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: BeauBo

Wouldn’t the be the blue wave leaving?


9 posted on 09/18/2018 7:31:12 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought.)
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To: Paladin2

lol.


10 posted on 09/18/2018 7:31:18 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: nopardons; LS

State contest, but this one came in a long way “under the radar” of conventional wisdom.


11 posted on 09/18/2018 7:33:15 PM PDT by Robert A Cook PE (The democrats' national goal: One world social-communism under one world religion: Atheistic Islam.)
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To: LUV W
A retired game warden, Flores defeated former state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego for the Senate District 19 seat after receiving backing from some of the state’s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

More YAAAASSSSSS!!!! ping 😄

So happy to GalleGO!!

12 posted on 09/18/2018 7:33:28 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: BeauBo

Is that Hillary circling...


13 posted on 09/18/2018 7:37:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 from 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Helicondelta

Excellent news. This corresponds with the poll out today with Ted Cruz taking a big lead over his opponent.


14 posted on 09/18/2018 7:37:23 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Robert A Cook PE

True and may all other contests repeat this win; sate and federal!


15 posted on 09/18/2018 7:41:00 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Signalman

“Cruz +9 in latest Quinnipiac poll.”

The tide is turning. They can forget about their blue wave.

The Christine Ford fiasco will be another nail in their coffin.


16 posted on 09/18/2018 7:41:23 PM PDT by Helicondelta (Deplorable)
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To: Jane Long; Arrowhead1952; NYTexan; mylife; Eaker; TheMom; laurenmarlowe; El Gato; RebelTex; ...
Awesome news....


17 posted on 09/18/2018 7:41:28 PM PDT by LUV W (The bravery and dedication of our troops in keeping us safe & free make me proud to be an American!)
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To: Helicondelta

It appears Texas is still Texas. I would be interested in knowing what Flores main campaign themes were. Other Republicans should consider copying them. Did he run as squishy moderate or a real conservative?


18 posted on 09/18/2018 7:46:56 PM PDT by lasereye
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To: Helicondelta

The last Republican to hold the seat was Andrew Phelps McCormick. According to the Legislative Library of Texas, he left office in 1879.

>This will lead the morning shows....not.


19 posted on 09/18/2018 7:48:02 PM PDT by ALX
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Blue bubble bursting!


20 posted on 09/18/2018 7:49:03 PM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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