Ellzey, Wright Head to run-off Election in Texas’ CD 6

Ellzey, Wright Head to run-off Election in Texas’ CD 6

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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May 2, 2021

The results of the May 1st special election in Texas 6th congressional district were exactly what most political pundits and operatives thoughts it would lead to— a run-off race.

After Rep. Ron Wright (R) died earlier this year, his wife Susan was already primed to run for his open seat, as were 23 other hopeful congressional candidates.

Internal polling showed that Rep. Jake Ellzey (R) was holding a slim lead over Wright until but new Republican Party kingmaker, former President Donald Trump, weighed in.

President Trump endorsed Wright and then sent out a reminder email on election day, solidifying Wright’s first-place finish.

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Rep. Ellzey, the former Navy Combat fighter pilot, edged out Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez to put him in position for a run-off against Wright.

The Final Results:

Susan Wright— 15,052 votes

Jake Ellzey— 10,851 votes

Jane Lynne Sanchez— 10,497 votes

Brian Harrison—8,476 votes

Shawn Lassiter—6,964 votes

John Castro—4,321 votes

The run-off election date has not been set yet.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]
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