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11/07/2012 02:33 pm ET

Brianna Hinojosa-Flores: What Happens After You Lose An Election (VIDEO)

Brianna Hinojosa-Flores sought to make a difference in her district this year by running for Congress.

“I wanted to be a voice for the people at the federal level, so I decided it was time to run,” she said on a segment for HuffPost Live. “We also have never had a Hispanic woman for Texas in Congress.”

But after losing in the primaries, she got some tough love from one of her biggest supporters – her 7-year-old son.

“All he’s ever known is me in politics,” Hinojosa-Flores shared. “So the next morning he comes in and he says, mom, you’re not on city council anymore because you had to resign. And you lost your race for Congress. Now what are you going to do?”

“I told him - you know what? I was a winner because I went out on a limb and I tried something. My motto has always been, what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

Joining Hinojosa-Flores and host Nancy Redd in this discussion were Judge Alex Sanders- Former Senate Candidate who ran to succeed Sen. Strom Thurmond, Tim Milburn- Director of Campus Life at Northwest Nazarene University who also ran for office, and Chris Arterton, Professor of Political Management at George Washington University.


Watch the full segment on HuffPost Live.

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