Mayra Flores, Who Got Musk's First GOP Vote, Loses Seat After 5 Months


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Via:  jbb  •  3 weeks ago  •  10 comments

By:   Mia Jankowicz (Business Insider)

Mayra Flores, Who Got Musk's First GOP Vote, Loses Seat After 5 Months
After Mayra Flores flipped Texas' 34th District in June 2022, Elon Musk tweeted that he voted Republican for the first time to help elect her.

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  • The GOP candidate whom Elon Musk says got his first Republican vote lost her race.
  • Musk said he voted for Mayra Flores in the June special election she won in Texas.
  • Flores lost to Democrat Vicente Gonzalez in the midterms, giving her less than a year in office.

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The GOP House Rep. who got Elon Musk's first Republican vote earlier this year was booted out of Congress in the midterms just five months later.

Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores lost her seat in the state's 34th Congressional District to Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez by a wide margin. As of early Wednesday, 96% of the votes were counted, leaving Flores trailing by almost nine percentage points.

Flores had held the seat for just under five months, having flipped it red in a special election in mid-June after it was vacated by Democrat Filemon Vela. The district includes the SpaceX base in Boca Chica.

When Flores won in June, Musk predicted big gains for the Republicans that failed to materialize as results came in late on Tuesday.

"I voted for Mayra Flores - first time I ever voted Republican," he said in June, adding: "Massive red wave in 2022."

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 15, 2022

On Tuesday as polls opened, Flores echoed Musk and the mood of many GOP supporters by tweeting a picture of a red wave with the comment: "TODAY'S FORECAST." Within 24 hours she had been proved wrong.

As of early Wednesday, results nationwide were still being counted and both the Senate and the House of Representatives still hanging in the balance — though Republicans may still make significant gains, nobody claimed a decisive "red wave" had come to pass.

It's unclear who Musk voted for in this election, though on Monday he tweeted to advocate voting Republican in Congressional races. He followed this by saying: "To be clear, my historical party affiliation has been Independent, with an actual voting history of entirely Democrat until this year."

In May, he had been less definitive, saying that he has voted "overwhelmingly" Democrat in the past, but added: "Like I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear."

He described himself as a "moderate" who leans towards neither party.

After her loss, Flores raged on Twitter about supporters not showing up for her.

—Mayra Flores (@MayraFlores2022) November 9, 2022


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Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

Weren't we just told that the gop dream hispanic Mayra Flores was more popular with Hispanics "who knew her" than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Yes, we were. Yet, Mayra Flores still got whooped badly in her South Texas district while AOC won again, and this time by forty points, in The Bronx!

Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

With Musk's support, both financial and with Twitter, Trump should form his own MAGA party.  His narcissism and with Musk's support he might well dream that he could take the cake, but in reality it would divide the Republican party and guarantee a Democrat dominance. 

Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    3 weeks ago

Ala Ross Perot in 1992...

Professor Principal
3  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

I guess not many Hispanics "know" Mayra Flores...

Since those who do like her WAY better than AOC!

Professor Principal
4  Kavika     3 weeks ago

So the new Hispanic heroine of the RW on NT took a fall from grace. 

 “The RED WAVE did not happen,” Flores  tweeted  shortly after her race was called. “Republicans and Independents stayed home. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART!” Leading up to her brief stint in Congress, Flores  repeatedly used QAnon-inspired hashtags  in social media posts and promoted conspiracy theories that “antifa” activists were responsible for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @4    3 weeks ago

You know who studiously avoided this article?

Professor Principal
4.1.1  Kavika   replied to  JBB @4.1    3 weeks ago

I most certainly do, the one that was telling everyone on NT how she was the new face of the Republican Hispanics..

Professor Principal
5  Ender    3 weeks ago

Does he have residence in TX? I don't know where he actually resides.

Professor Principal
6  seeder  JBB    3 weeks ago

I don't know, but the resident Trump deadenders were sure Flores signaled a Hispanic landslide for the gop in south Texas, which never materialized!

Professor Principal
6.1  Ender  replied to  JBB @6    3 weeks ago

I just thought it was odd. Either he has official residence in TX or he is a liar.


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