Former Texas Republican Rep. Mayra Flores announced her congressional campaign to retake the seat that she lost last year.
"We are taking back our seat, Texas District 34. I'm very excited and I have a lot of faith in God, in my family and in my amazing team that we will flip this district and take back what is ours in 2024," Flores said Tuesday when she announced her 2024 bid on "Fox & Friends."
Flores won her seat during a special election in June 2022 with nearly 51% of the vote. She was the first Mexican-born woman and the first Republican to represent that area in Southern Texas in more than a century.
After Texas' redistricting following the 2020 census, Flores lost the November 2022 election to Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, who had represented Texas' 15th congressional district from 2017 to 2023.
"We made history last year, but there’s still work to be done here in South Texas," Flores said Tuesday on Twitter. "I’m running to help restore the American Dream, secure our borders, and stand strong on our values of God, Family and Country."