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A Republican managed to flip a Democratic-held Texas state House seat Tuesday in a district that President Joe Biden won in November by 14 points.
While most of the attention nationally was on Republican victories across Virginia and a surprisingly close race in New Jersey, one Texas special election could be a sign that Democrats are in trouble nationwide.
Republican John Lujan defeated Democrat Frank Ramirez 51 percent to 49 percent on Tuesday to take the Texas House District 118 race, The Texas Tribune reported.
That seat was previously held by Democrat Leo Pacheco, who resigned to take a teaching position at San Antonio College.
The victory is sure to have resounding effects far away for Democrats , as District 118, the southern portion of San Antonio, was won by Biden in 2020 by 14 points.
Lujan, who previously held the seat, claimed victory in a statement.
“I’m a blessed man to win this for the second time, and to be the only Republican ever to win this seat, I think, is really important for us down here,” he told the Tribune. He also labeled the win as one for “conservatism” among Hispanics.
Ramirez conceded the race in a statement to the Tribune.
“We didn’t make it over the line tonight … But we gave Texas Republicans a run for their money at every single step,” the Democrat said. John Lujan, a Republican and a retired firefighter, won a seat in the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday, further eroding a Latino electorate that until recently favored Democrats. https://t.co/OJTPVE2F1j — The New York Times (@nytimes) November 3, 2021 Lujan’s victory came as Democrats attempted to attach the Republican former law enforcement officer and veteran firefighter out of Bexar County to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott .As Democrats learned in Virginia on Tuesday, running a campaign against a Republican without focusing on the issues in this political climate was not a winning strategy. Glenn Youngkin’s victory over Democrat Terry McAuliffe in that state’s gubernatorial race came after the latter spent much of the campaign portraying his candidacy as being not only against Youngkin but also against former President Donald […]
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
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