Speaking of Will Hurd, elections in his district have been decided by razor-thin margins: Hurd won by 1.3 points in 2016 and 0.5 points in 2018. In 2020, Republican Iraq war veteran Tony Gonzales won the district by 3 points. Trump made some of his biggest gains relative to 2016 with working-class Hispanic voters in Gonzales’s district.
In South Florida, Trump and House GOP candidates made big gains as well. Cuban-American Republicans Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Gimenez ousted, respectively, incumbent Democrats Donna Shalala and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.
In New York City, assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the daughter of Greek and Cuban immigrants, won the Staten Island district represented by Democrat Max Rose.
Outside of Charleston, S.C., Republican Nancy Mace, the first woman to graduate from the Citadel, took back a seat from incumbent Democrat Joe Cunningham.