View Full Version : Rep. Flores becomes latest Texas Republican to retire

09-04-2019, 04:40 PM
Rep. Bill Flores (https://thehill.com/people/bill-flores) (R-Texas) on Wednesday announced he will not seek reelection to a sixth term in Congress, adding to the rush of Texas Republican lawmakers heading for the exit.
Flores, the first Republican to represent the Waco area since Reconstruction, won his seat in the Tea Party wave of 2010. He beat then-Rep. Chet Edwards (D) by a wider margin than any other challenger who ousted a sitting Democrat that year.
He said in a statement he intended to honor a term-limit pledge he made when he first ran for office.

In Congress, Flores aligned himself with party leadership. He chaired the conservative Republican Study Committee, beating then-Rep. Mick Mulvaney (https://thehill.com/people/mick-mulvaney) (R-S.C.) on a second ballot. Mulvaney then helped found the House Freedom Caucus, an even farther-right group of lawmakers who made life difficult for Republican leaders.

More at: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/459874-rep-flores-becomes-latest-texas-republican-to-retire


Dist.17: Bill Flores (https://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=828&nameid=F000461) - 62%

Anti Globalist
09-04-2019, 05:24 PM
Hope his replacement isn't a down step from him.