CD6 special: Former President Trump took credit for Saturday’s special election results, which placed Republicans Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) into a runoff. “Please explain to the Democrats and RINOs that the reason Texas-06 completely shut out Democrats in Saturday’s Jungle Primary is because of my Endorsement of Susan Wright, who surged last week after receiving it,” Trump said in a statement.
Our preliminary analysis suggests Trump’s late endorsement indeed vaulted Wright into first place. She and Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) were virtually tied in early voting with 7K votes each. She received nearly 8K votes on Election Day compared to less than 4K for Ellzey. Wright was the only top-five candidate to receive more votes on Election Day than in early voting.
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