(National Sentinel)Â Red Wave: It’s a state Senate race, and we get that, but the political significance of it may have far-reaching, national implications if trends that we’re seeing continue.
National Democrats have been claiming that a “blue wave” is coming in November as the party of the jackass sweeps away the Republican majority in the House, at least, and maybe even the Senate. Why? Well,Â because… Everyone hates POTUS Donald Trump and Republicans who support him.
But is that really true?
Not if the results of a Texas state Senate special election held Tuesday are any indication.
Republican Pete Flores (above, right) won the Senate District 19 seat in Texas on Tuesday, in a crushing defeat for former Democratic state and U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego (above, left).
Flores and Gallego were battling to replaceÂ former State Senator Carlos Uresti who lost his seat after he was convicted of 11 felony charges. District 19Â hasn’t seen a Republican hold the seat since the 1870s.
As reported byÂ My San Antonio:
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 Republicansâ€™ 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 stateâ€™s most prominent politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sens John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.
â€œWe conservatives are conservative in the way we make approaches. The gun fightâ€™s not over until the last shotâ€™s fired,â€ Flores told the Express-News after Gallego conceded in a phone call just before 9 p.m. â€œThe last shotâ€™s been fired.â€
Floresâ€™ win marked an incredible upset in a district that political observers said shouldnâ€™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.
How safe did Democrats think this seat was?
Hillary Clinton won the district by a whopping 12 points.
Blue wave? Not so fast.