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Greg Abbott schedules July particular runoff election for Texas’ sixth District

The runoff options two Republican candidates, Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey, vying for the seat held by Republican Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after contracting Covid-19. Susan Wright is Ron Wright’s widow.

Wright and Ellzey compelled the particular runoff election earlier this month after beating out a sprawling discipline of Republicans and Democrats competing for the US House seat.

Wright had acquired a lift when former President Donald Trump endorsed her over the 10 different Republicans within the race. She has centered a lot of her marketing campaign on her husband’s legacy, however was additionally fast to advertise the President’s endorsement.

Ellzey, in the meantime, is a Navy veteran who misplaced to Ron Wright within the 2018 main. He represents a state House district south of Dallas and has had the help of Rick Perry, a former Texas governor and former US power secretary .

While Ron Wright was reelected by 9 proportion factors in 2020, the sixth District has been trending extra Democratic in latest elections. In 2012, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried the district with a 17-percentage-point margin. Trump received it by 12 proportion factors in 2016 however by solely three final 12 months.

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