“When Democrats look at former state Rep. Lucy Flores, they see their future leader — at home and, perhaps, in Washington, D.C. After losing out in the 2014 lieutenant governor’s race during a horrible year for the party, Flores is right back up, challenging a sitting Republican in the state’s 4th congressional district.

“Flores has been a darling in liberal circles for years and her personal story — she was abandoned by her mother as a child, before joining a gang and dropping out of school — is certainly moving.”

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