Democrats Took a Gut Punch in a Texas Special Election Last Night
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The media are going to suddenly lose interest in using special elections as barometers.
You didn't hear much about it, but Texas' 6th Congressional District held a special election last night to fill recently passed Rep. Ron Wright's seat. The two winners, Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey, will now go head to head in a runoff.

But what really makes this a gut punch for Democrats is that both of the above names are Republicans. It was a complete lockout in a district that Democrats had not only hoped to compete in, but also flip blue. Nancy Pelosi can't be pleased.

With 100% of precincts in #TX06 according to @DecisionDeskHQ: Wright (R) – 19.2%

Ellzey (R) – 13.9%

Sanchez (D) – 13.4%

Harrison (R) – 10.8%

Lassiter (D) – 8.9% — Elections Daily (@Elections_Daily) May 2, 2021

There are several things to note here. This was only a Trump +3 district in 2020, and it's exactly the kind of suburban district that Democrats have been very bullish on making further gains in. Despite that, the…
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