(DailyVantage.com) – The hits just keep on coming for the Democrats. An election in South Texas — the San Antonio area, to be exact — saw the 118th district swing from Blue to Red when Republican John Lujan beat out Democrat Frank Ramirez.
This election is significant because Liberals typically count on the support of Hispanics to win elections, but it’s been a long time coming if history is any indication. In 2020, former President Donald Trump largely won the area, improving upon his 2016 performance by an astounding 23 points. Further, a Texas Monthly report revealed just how Conservative Latinos tend to be, particularly in The Lone Star State.
🚨FLIP ALERT🚨 Republican @LujanForTX flipped Texas HD-118 from blue to RED!
South Texas is ready for new leaders who finally stand up to protect the citizens they serve. pic.twitter.com/RLVtd52hP3
— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) November 3, 2021
As of late Tuesday night, unofficial results had Lujan ahead of Ramirez, 51.2% to 48.8%, prompting Ramirez to concede. There are several reasons behind his win, one of which is his familiar presence in the area. In 2016, he held the Representative seat, albeit briefly. However, he also appeared on ballots in the area eight times in six years, so voters knew him.
Lujan attributes his win to a “perfect environment,” saying the hardships seen throughout the nation regarding gas prices, the border crisis and job losses spoke to his communities and made them get out and vote for change. Because it directly impacts them, it makes sense that they’d stand up and demand better — and make no mistake about it, this was a huge win for the GOP, who will continue to ride the red wave into the 2022 midterm elections if trends continue.
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