Two Texas Republicans will face off in a congressional runoff after a special election on Saturday led to the two finalists both being Republicans. The vote guarantees a Democrat will not take the seat, dashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) hopes of adding one more to her party’s razor-thin majority.
The special election followed the death of Rep. Ron Wright (R). Susan Wright, his widow, received the most votes out of a list of 23 candidates at 19 percent according to Decision Desk HQ late Saturday.
“I can’t tell you how honored I am to be the first-place finisher in this special election to succeed my husband Ron,” she issued in a statement, according to Breitbart News.
Wright received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump that may have powered her campaign to victory. Trump announced last week Wright “will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment.”
State Rep. Jake Ellzey (R) came in second with 14 percent of the vote. Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez took a close third place in the special election.
Wright and Ellzey will face one another in a special election in approximately two months. The election date has not yet been released.
The result mean only two Republicans will face off in the special election, handing Democrats a loss in their already slim House majority. At least one Texas district is sending a clear message about the left’s radical agenda under President Joe Biden.