GOP State Representative Jake Ellzey and Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez were locked in a tight race for a second spot.
Progressive Sanchez will host potential matches and give Democrats the opportunity to give the majority of their narrow homes more space to breathe. Elsey, coming in second, will get Republicans the seat.
Susan Wright is Ron Wright’s widow, she was backed earlier this week when former President Donald Trump endorsed her, ten more Republicans than the other at the race. Wright’s focus is on her husband’s legacy campaign. But it also quickly promoted the president’s endorsement.
The special election is a test case for how much anti-Trump conspiracy theory messages can be pulled in the red zone. But the fact that there is only one Republican candidate condemning Trump and conspiracy theories underscores how well the former president still holds up to his party.
Sanchez, who worked as a journalist and communications officer, was a 2018 Democratic candidate.
Ellzey is a Navy veteran who lost to Ron Wright in the 2018 preliminary race.He represents the Southern District of Dallas and is sponsored by former Texas governors and Rick. Perry, Minister of Energy
While Ron Wright was elected another 9 percent in 2020, District 6 is likely to be more democratic in the last election in 2012 Mitt Romney operated in the district with a 17 percent margin. Trump won with 12 percent in 2016, but just 3 last year.
The outspoken Republican anti-Republican Michael Wood ran on messages that put him outside the GOP mainstream.Wood urged Republicans to reject Trump and halt conspiracy theories. Think like Big Lie where the 2020 election was stolen and QAnon, which is often described as a virtual cult. He is backed by the most vocal Republican critic in Congress, GOP Representative Adam Kinzinger.
Twenty-three candidates from all parties cast the same vote in Saturday’s race. As none of them clear 50%, the top two candidates will be headed for the electoral runoff as required by state law. The election date has not yet been determined.
This story has been updated with more background.