Flores defeated his opponent, retired Air Force officer Raul Reyes, with 59 percent of the vote according to unofficial results.
Former president Donald Trump and several major Texas Republicans endorsed Flores, including Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
Although Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) endorsed opposing candidates in several races this cycle, both endorsed Flores over Reyes.
Flores briefly held a different Senate seat from 2018 to 2021 after winning a special election, becoming the first Republican to represent Texas Senate District 19 since Reconstruction. Democrat Roland Gutierrez defeated Flores in the 2020 regular general election.
The Senate district that Flores is currently running to fill was vacated by Sen. Dawn Buckingham (R-Lakeway), who decided to run for Texas land commissioner. Buckingham secured the Republican nomination in a runoff last night as well.
Senate District 24 spans a swath of Central Texas, reaching to Coryell County in the north and Atascosa County at its southernmost point.
Redistricting left Senate District 24 slightly less Republican than before, but the GOP advantage is still strong. According to The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index, 62 percent of voters in the district voted Republican over the last two election cycles, meaning Flores will likely win the seat in November and return to the Texas Senate.
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