For the first time ever, Texas will almost certainly send a Latina to Congress this fall. Her name is Veronica Escobar, and she’s running for Congress in Texas’ 16th congressional district, which encompasses the border city of El Paso and its surrounding areas. It is a deeply blue district, where 80% of the voting population is Latinx, which hasn’t elected a Republican in 55 years. This means that much like it is for another history-making Latina candidate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
, November’s election will mostly be a formality in Escobar’s path to Washington.