With a packed field of contenders to fill the seat of deceased Congressman Ron Wright’s 6th Congressional District, his widow was an early frontrunner. But massive attacks that included false robocalls claiming she killed her husband put her chances of making the runoff election in jeopardy until she got the ultimate endorsement.
President Trump selected Susan Wright to take over where her husband left off, picking her over 10 Republicans and 22 other candidates in all to receive his coveted endorsement.
“Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas. She is the wife of the late Congressman Ron Wright, who has always been supportive of our America First Policies,” Trump said in a statement earlier this week.
According to The Hill:
As of late Saturday night, fellow Republican Jake Ellzey and Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez were the top candidates behind Wright.
Wright announced her candidacy on Feb. 24, weeks after her husband, Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) died of coronavirus and lung cancer on Feb. 7. The late congressman first won his seat in 2018 and won reelection in 2020.
The district has traditionally been a GOP stronghold, with the Cook Political Report rating it as likely Republican. But Democrats were cautiously optimistic they could retake the district; in 2020, Biden came within three points of flipping the district, which is made up of the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs and more rural Ellis and Navarro counties.
Wright, a member of the State Republican Executive Committee, said in a statement that she was “so proud to be the only candidate in this race President Trump trusts to be his ally in our fight to Make America Great Again.”
Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will be held no earlier than May 24 between the two top vote-getters. Wright will be a heavy favorite with President Trump on her side.
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