Trump-Endorsed Candidate Advances in Race

Trump-Endorsed Candidate Advances in Race

(TargetLiberty.org) – On February 7, Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) became the first sitting member of Congress to die from COVID-19 complications. His wife, Susan, decided to run for his seat and she received a big endorsement from former President Donald Trump. Now, it looks like that endorsement might be paying off.

On May 1, Susan Wright advanced to a runoff in the race for her late husband’s seat. She advanced alongside Republican candidate Jake Ellzey, while Democrat Lynne Sanchez conceded on Sunday. Earlier in the week, Trump released a statement saying Wright “will be a terrific Congresswoman” for the 6th Congressional District. He applauded her late husband for his support of the “America First Policies.”

The district is considered a Republican stronghold. Although President Joe Biden did come within three points of Trump in the 2020 election, it looks like a member of the GOP is set to take the seat again. The runoff for the seat is set to be held no earlier than May 24.

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