Her historic win, while only for the remainder of the term, validates months of GOP voter outreach and portends greater Republican victories to come.
Guillen, a longtime moderate Democrat, must now answer first to Republican primary voters, where he will have to defend his record and tout conservative principles.
Mike Monreal announced his intentions Thursday to challenge Democrat State Rep. Ryan Guillen (Rio Grande City) in a district Trump carried by a big margin.
The long-serving RGV Democrat is hanging it up after 30 years in the Senate and in the midst of increasing challenges from the progressive left.
San Benito CISD school board Vice President Janie Lopez is the first Republican to announce for HD 37, which has been redrawn to be more competitive for Republicans.
RGV voters turned out in record numbers in the Republican primary. Democrats had a comparatively depressed turnout, in what will no doubt be seen as a validation of national political watchers’ predictions of a red wave in November.
On Wednesday, Mission CISD announced it would be the latest in a long line of Texas governments defying the governor’s executive order by mandating masks.
The McAllen City Commission approved and set up the temporary facilities late Tuesday night, saying it is an action taken to deal with “health and safety risks” posed by the surge of asylum-seeking migrants at the border.
All but two of the RGV House delegation joined their Democrat colleagues in busting quorum and placing election reform and various emergency items in jeopardy.
The move to make Edinburg the latest sanctuary city for the unborn comes amid growing buzz over the RGV’s changing politics.