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CD6 special: A disgusting, anonymous robocall has emerged claiming Susan Wright (R) “murdered her husband, and now she’s running for Congress to cover it up.” The late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Arlington) passed away in February after contracting Covid-19. No legally required “paid for” attribution accompanies the call.
“This is illegal, immoral and wrong,” Susan Wright said in a statement. “There’s not a sewer too deep that some politicians won’t plumb.” Matt Langston, Wright’s campaign consultant, said in a statement that the matter has been referred to federal authorities. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie), himself a target of properly disclosed attack ads, said the robocall was “one of the most vile, cowardly acts I’ve ever witnessed in politics.” Michael Wood (R) “denounce[d] the inappropriate robocalls” in a statement. In tweets, Dan Rodimer (R) called it a “pathetic attack” and Sery Kim (R) called it “sickening.”
Wright was endorsed by President Trump and Club for Growth earlier this week. Club for Growth Action has spent at least $340K in the race so far, mostly on advertising opposing Ellzey before Trump’s endorsement of Wright and in support of Wright afterward. Other groups making independent expenditures in the race include American Patriots PAC ($204K in support of Ellzey), Nuestro PAC ($69K supporting Jana Lynne Sanchez), Elect Principled Veterans Fund ($50K in support of Ellzey), Operation 147 ($32K in support of Sanchez), Veterans for Responsible Leadership ($21K supporting Michael Wood) and Elect Educators Everywhere ($18K in support of Shawn Lassiter).
SEN: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R) pledged not to accept any corporate PAC money going forward after criticizing “woke CEOs.” In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal, Cruz said he has received $2.6M in such contributions to date. “When the time comes that you need help with a tax break or a regulatory change, I hope the Democrats take your calls, because we may not,” Cruz said. “Starting today, we won’t take your money either.”
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