GOP Will Hold On To Late Rep's Seat With Two Republicans Headed For Runoff

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Republicans Susan Wright and state Rep. Jake Ellzey have advanced to a runoff in Texas' 6th Congressional District special election to replace the late Rep.
Ron Wright (R-TX), following his death earlier this year from COVID-19.

CNN and the Texas Tribune projected Susan Wright, the widow of the late lawmaker, and Ellzey's advancement to the runoff in the special election.

Susan Wright, who is a veteran GOP activist and serves on the State Republican Executive Committee, led the race with 19% of the vote. Ellzey, a leading Republican fundraiser, received nearly 14% of the vote.

Ellzey had been locked in a tight race for second candidate in the runoff against Democrat Lynne Sanchez, who conceded the race on Sunday after receiving about 13% of the vote and merely falling short of…
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