Early voting continues for the May 1 general and special elections and runs through April 27.
CD6 special: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) has not endorsed a candidate to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington), but he has come out against Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie), according to the Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek. In a statement to the Tribune, Cruz said would not be “a strong conservative voice in Congress.” Cruz cited Ellzey receiving “financial support from never-Trumpers” as a reason for opposing him.
That attack echoes Club for Growth Action’s highlighting a $250 contribution to Ellzey from Bill Kristol, a frequent critic of President Trump, in 2018. Club for Growth Action has spent at least $160K opposing Ellzey.
At the time, Ellzey was running for open CD6, losing to Wright in the Republican runoff. Ironically, Kristol is supporting a different candidate in this special election: Michael Wood. He is campaigning as an anti-Trump conservative.
In a tweet, Ellzey said he is “a lifelong Republican, and I supported President Trump and his America First policies.”
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