Veteran Jake Ellzey (R) has won the special election in Texas’ Sixth Congressional District. He defeated Susan Wright, widow of Rep. Ron Wright (R) who passed away in February 2021.
Mrs. Wright ran to take the seat her late husband held and won re-election to by 9 points in 2020.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed Wright, but Ellzey ran as a veteran and pro-Trump candidate, nullifying the power of Trump’s endorsement to the extent that it’s possible. Ellzey, from Ellis County, carried that heavily Republican county and did well in Wright’s home territory in Tarrant County. He was endorsed by both Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R), and former Gov. Rick Perry (R), both military veterans.