A runoff for a U.S. House spot successful Texas connected Tuesday came down to 2 Republicans successful a contention to win Rep. Ron Wright, who successful February became the archetypal subordinate of Congress to dice aft being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Susan Wright, a GOP enactment activistic and widow of the precocious congressman, carried the endorsement of erstwhile President Donald Trump into the peculiar predetermination runoff with Jake Ellzey, a Republican authorities legislator who is backed by erstwhile Gov. Rick Perry.Check backmost and refresh this leafage for unrecorded predetermination results aft the polls adjacent astatine 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Few differences successful argumentation abstracted the candidates, giving the contention successful North Texas the consciousness of a GOP primary.
Wright was the starring vote-getter for Texas’ 6th Congressional District successful May to look from a crowded tract of astir 2 twelve candidates that included some Republicans and Democrats arsenic good arsenic a Libertarian and Independent candidate. In the May election, Wright hauled successful 4,000 much votes than runner-up Ellzey. The apical Democratic candidate, Jana Lynn Sanchez, narrowly missed securing 2nd place, and a spot successful the runoff, by conscionable 254 votes.
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With the March superior conscionable implicit six months away, whoever wins the predetermination volition person lone a small clip to get to enactment earlier spinning up different run to woo voters successful Tarrant, Ellis and Navarro counties.
The Texas mid-term superior is March 1, 2022. The mid-term predetermination is connected Nov. 8, 2022.
Ron Wright died conscionable weeks into his 2nd word and remains the lone sitting subordinate of Congress who has died aft being diagnosed with COVID-19. Republican Luke Letlow, who won a U.S. House spot successful Louisiana, besides died successful December aft contracting the microorganism but had not yet been sworn into office.
Rep. Julia Letlow, his widow, won a peculiar predetermination to capable the spot successful March.