Trump Keeps Texas Red Without Even Trying

Texas GOP Susan Wright gained ground in her special election over the weekend. Wright is the frontrunner to win the seat which was left by her late husband, former GOP Representative Ron Wright (TX), who passed away from coronavirus in 2020.

Candidates needed to get 50 percent or greater of the vote to avoid a runoff election. Wright got 19 percent in the 23-person crowded election that will now go to a runoff. Democrats were removed from the runoff with Saturday night’s results, with GOP state legislator Jake Ellzey placing second. Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez came in 3rd place and will not reach the runoff. This means Democrats will not flip the seat and it is guaranteed to be Republican.

Wright was supported by former President Trump to takeover the seat which was held by her husband, who was a firm supporter of the former president. Trump won the district in 2020 and in 2016.

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s PAC, that works to elect Republican women, also supported Wright.

The runoff has not been scheduled.

Author: Scott Dowdy