‘Year of the Latina Republican’: Congress poised to make history with 90 Hispanic candidates on the ballot by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter for Washington Examiner
GNN Note – The “great replacement” in full swing. But not going exactly as planned. / END
Between both parties, a record-high 90 Hispanic candidates are on the ballot for House and Senate seats in the midterm election. For the House, 53 candidates are Democrats and 33 are Republicans. And both parties have a pair of Hispanic Senate candidates on the ballot.
Some of those candidates could make national headlines as the first Hispanic lawmaker elected to Congress in state history.
Colorado state Rep. Yadira Caraveo (D-CO) is running for the state’s new 8th Congressional District. Not only would she be the first person elected to the post, but she would also become the first Latina elected to Congress in Colorado.
Two Oregonians are in a similar fight to become the state’s first Latina congresswoman. Democratic state Rep. Andrea Salinas and former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer, a Republican, are each vying for seats outside Portland.
Republican Yesli Vega wants to be the first Latina in Virginia’s congressional delegation. She is the daughter of Salvadoran immigrants and a former law enforcement officer who got her start in politics after leaving the police force for an elected position in northern Virginia.
Monica De La Cruz is running a second time for a South Texas border district that has been held by Democrats for more than a century. De La Cruz is part of the “Triple Threat,” her term for the three Republican Latinas looking to win three adjacent districts in the Rio Grande Valley.
House Republicans are optimistic they will retake the majority — and do so with its most diverse slate of candidates yet.