Susan Wright, a republican who had the support of former President Donald J. Trump lost the Texas special congressional election against Jake Ellzey.
Ellzey won more than 53% of the vote in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.
Trump endorsed Susan Wright, and recorded a robocall for Wright in the final days of the campaign and his super PAC, Make America Great Again Action, made a late $100,000 ad buy.
Jake Ellzey will complete the term of the late Congressman Ron Wright, Susan’s husband, who died earlier this year after testing positive for Covid-19 and battling cancer.
Wright congratulated Ellzey saying that she was “praying for his success & wish him well.”
Special elections are special, and this one was no exception.
I want to congratulate Congressman-elect Jake Ellzey on his victory. I am praying for his success & wish him well.
I will never forget the kindness the people of #TX06 have shown Ron & I for so many years. Thank you.
— Susan Wright (@SusanWrightTX6) July 28, 2021