(PresidentialHill.com)- The southern-most congressional districts in Texas that have been traditionally Democrat strongholds are likely to flip red in this year’s midterm elections.
In the special election for TX-34 last week, Republican Mayra Flores won a decisive victory over Democrat Dan Sanchez to become the first Republican in 150 years to represent the Rio Grande Valley.
Flores will be running in November in the newly drawn TX-34 against Democrat Congressman Vicente Gonzalez who currently represents TX-15. Election forecasters have downgraded TX-34 from “Leans Democrat” to “Likely Democrat” as they believe the race will be much closer than initially believed.
The shift in support from Democrat to Republican among Hispanic voters is completely resetting the bar as Hispanics have long been considered a reliable Democrat voting base.
In addition to Flores, two other Texas Hispanic Republicans, Cassy Garcia and Monica De La Cruz, are poised to shift traditionally blue southern districts to red.
Cassy Garcia hopes to unseat incumbent Democrat Henry Cuellar in TX-28. Cuellar defeated his progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros by 289 votes.
Last week, Garcia told Breitbart News that there will be a red wave among Hispanic voters. She said Hispanics are conservative on education, social issues, abortion, and gun rights. Garcia is running on critical issues like the economy and border security.
Monica De La Cruz, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, is running in the newly drawn toss-up district, TX-15.
De La Cruz told Breitbart News last week that traditional Hispanic values are reflected in the Republican Party. She is confident that she, Garcia, and Flores will all win in November.
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Mike Berg said last week that Hispanic voters are bailing on the Democrat Party over its “destructive policies” like inflation, crime, and the crisis at the border.
Polling has consistently shown that President Biden’s approval among Hispanics has cratered.
In the Civiqs survey released on Monday, Biden’s approval among Texas Hispanics is 17-points underwater, with 50 percent disapproving and only 33 percent approving.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Biden’s approval among Hispanic voters was only 24 percent, with 58 percent of Hispanics disapproving of the president.