Texas Republicans Will Face Off in Runoff Election

Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey will move forward in the lone star state's 6th district.

Two republicans are advancing to a runoff in a Texas special election. Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey will move forward in the lone star state’s 6th district. The district has been without representation in congress since February, when GOP Representative, Ron Wright, Susan Wright’s husband, died following a covid-19 diagnosis. Their advancement locks democrats out in the first hotly contested special election of President Biden’s term. Wright received a boost earlier this week when former President Trump endorsed her over the ten other republicans. She has focused much of her campaign on her husband’s legacy. Meanwhile, Ellzey is a navy veteran who lost to Ron Wright in the 2018 primary. Twenty-three candidates ran in total on the same ballot. None of them cleared 50%, which means the two top candidates, Ellzey and Wright will go head to head in the runoff that has yet to be scheduled.