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.
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 to look from a crowded tract of astir 2 twelve candidates for Texas’ 6th Congressional District successful May, including getting much than 4,000 votes than runner-up Ellzey.
Ron Wright died conscionable weeks into his 2nd term 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, also died successful December aft contracting the virus but had not yet been sworn into office.