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Republican Mayra Flores stunned the world of politics and media earlier this year when she won a special election in southern Texas.

Now she has to face a Democrat challenger in November, but she just got some good news.

Political analysts have shifted the race in her favor.

Breitbart News reports:

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Analysts Change House Rating to Favor Republican Mayra Flores, Snub Democrat Vicente Gonzalez

Political analysts changed the rating for Texas’s Thirty-Fourth Congressional District in favor of Republican Rep. Mayra Flores, snubbing Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who is also running in the district.

Analysts at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and Cook Political Report changed the House rating from a “Lean Democrat” to a “Toss Up” in the Texas district, ultimately showing that Flores has been making a mark on her congressional district as she represents them in Congress.

Flores, the district’s current representative, won the seat in a special election after former Rep. Filemon Vela (D) announced his retirement and left Congress earlier this year. The special election took place in the district’s current congressional lines and was not affected by the redistricting process. Still, she will be running under the new district lines in November.

However, the rating change ultimately hurts Gonzalez — who currently represents an adjacent district but announced he would run in Texas’s Thirty-Fourth Congressional District when Vela (D) announced his retirement. Gonzalez changed districts, hoping it would allow him to run in a safer congressional district.

Mayra Flores has the right message.

If Flores wins here again in November, it’s going to send a loud message to Washington.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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