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.
The runoff could become a referendum on the former president. 2020 Democratic nominee Stephen Daniel tweeted that he would vote for Ellzey. “Ds may be the deciding factor in this election,” and could keep the Trump-endorsed candidate from winning, Daniel said
Fort Worth: U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) endorsed Deborah Peoples in the mayoral runoff. Peoples is the Tarrant Co. Democratic Party chair.
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