There’s no other way of saying it:
Last night was a terrible night for the democrats.
They suffered election losses across the country, which may spell doom for them come the 2022 midterms.
One very specific special election in a heavily Hispanic Texas district may be the best indication of the coming red wave next year.
In Texas’ 118th House of Representatives district, republican John Lujan won the seat.
The GOP flipped a Texas House seat in a district that is nearly 75% Hispanic.
That same district allegedly went to Joe Biden by 14% in the presidential election.
The huge strides made by President Donald Trump in gaining Hispanic voters seem to have paid off big time!
The Daily Wire broke the news on the big GOP victory in Texas:
On Tuesday night, in what might be a harbinger of things to come, the GOP turned a state House district that is roughly 75% Hispanic from blue to red, as GOP House candidate John Lujan won the seat in Texas’ 118th House of Representatives district.
🚨FLIP ALERT🚨 Republican @LujanForTX flipped Texas HD-118 from blue to RED!
South Texas is ready for new leaders who finally stand up to protect the citizens they serve. pic.twitter.com/RLVtd52hP3
— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) November 3, 2021
The Texas Tribune has more details on Lujan's victory:
Republican John Lujan has won the special election runoff for Texas House District 118, flipping the Democratic-friendly seat in San Antonio.
The victory by Lujan gives Republicans an early win in their drive to make new inroads in South Texas after President Joe Biden underperformed there last year.
With all vote centers reporting Tuesday night, Lujan was leading Democrat Frank Ramirez 51.2% to 48.8%, according to unofficial results. Lujan briefly held the seat in 2016, while Ramirez is a former staffer for the San Antonio City Council and at the Texas Legislature.
"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," Lujan told The Texas Tribune as he left his election night party. He called his victory part of a "big movement ... for conservatism" in the Hispanic community.