Jake Ellzey on Tuesday night was poised to fill the seats of the late Ron Wright by winning the Sixth Parliamentary District of Texas in a Republican all-Republican final vote.
Ron Wright’s widow Susan Wright and state legislator Elsey won the most votes in the May 1 special election, which attracted 23 candidates. According to the Texas Secretary of State’s office, 90% of polling stations report, and Elsey received 52.9% of the votes against Wright’s 47.1%.
A special election was held after Ron Wright Died in February Following the fight between COVID-19 and cancer.
The two Republicans have fought for seats covering most of Arlington and Mansfield counties, and all of Ellis and Navarro counties.With the support of former President Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, Wright convinces voters that she is conservative in the race, as Elsey and some of his top supporters have. Worked for I argued against a negative ad from the conservative group The Club for Growth.
Trump held the Wright Town Hall on the phone the night before the election. In the call, he said Wright had his “complete and complete support” and supported Democrats being knocked out of the race in the first round of voting. Trump emphasized Wright’s legislative policies, including the closure of the “Joe Biden Border Disaster” and tax cuts.
“She was married to a great gentleman I know, Ron Wright, who was an outstanding member of the Diet,” Trump said. “Susan will take over his legacy, confront the radical left and fight for our first American agenda.”
Elsey is former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who served as Secretary of Energy under Trump, Houston Republican Dan Crenshaw, and former US Congressman Joe Burton, who has represented Parliamentary District 6 for over 30 years. Is supported by.
“Donald Trump couldn’t choose Susan Wright from the lineup.” Perry recently told Spectrum News “Capital Tonight.” “He doesn’t know who she is or what she believes.”
Ellzey and Wright sued voters in a video shared on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
Former Navy fighter pilot Elsey said from Corsicana, Navarro County, “Many people have sacrificed so that we all have the right to vote. Some are still with us, so. Some people don’t, “reminded people. Elsey said she would travel the area all day long.
Wright went out to Arlington and encouraged people to support her in the race.
“A lot of people came out,” she said. “We’re talking to a lot of voters. Here’s great support — come out.”
If she wins Tuesday, Wright Fourth Texas Republican Woman Elected to the US House of Representatives, current North Texas Republicans Kay Granger of Fort Worth and Beth Van Duin of Irving have joined Congress.
According to statistics from the Texas Secretary of State’s office, more than 20,500 people voted early by mail directly. Over 63% of early voters were from Tarrant County.
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