Republican Candidates Sweep Texas 6th District Primary
Last weekend, Republican candidates dominated Texas’s 6th district primary, closing the door on the Democrats’ hopes to increase their House majority.
Candidates Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey claimed the two runoff spots. This ensures that the GOP retains the seat vacated by the deceased Representative Ron Wright.
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Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey
Susan Wright, the widow of the late congressman and party mate Jake Ellzey captured the two slots in a free-for-all involving all parties. Wright and Ellzey will now face off in the yet-unscheduled runoff election.
Wright won the first slot as early as Saturday. The Associated Press called a spot for Wright as early as Saturday night. The second one had to wait a bit. Only 354 votes separated Ellzey and the third-place candidate, Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez.
Ultimately, Sanchez conceded Sunday. “Democrats have come a long way toward competing in Texas but we still have a way to go. Unfortunately, tonight we came up short, and two Republicans will be competing to represent this congressional district,” Sanchez said in a statement.
The National Republican Congressional Committee hailed the party’s sweep. However, they still have to wait and see which of the Republican candidates will win.
Former President Donald Trump endorsed the candidacy of Wright, while Ellzey is seen more as moderate. While republican senior members will definitely go out of their way to campaign for their candidate, the GOP as a whole heaved a sigh of relief. They won’t have to mount an aggressive call for votes. Instead, the party can save resources for next year’s midterm elections.
Democrats Lost the Sixth District
Wright captured 19.2% of the votes versus Ellzey’s 13.8%. Sanchez came in third at 13.4%. Meanwhile, another Republican, former Trump health staffer Brian Harrison, finished at 10.8%.
NRCC NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer welcomed the sweep. “The Democrats’ socialist agenda that has opened our borders, destroyed thousands of energy jobs, and wants to raise middle-class taxes by trillions of dollars eliminated any chance of them being competitive in this district. I look forward to welcoming a new Republican colleague to Congress,” he said.
The shutout ended the Democrats’ plan to add to their House majority. They hoped that the fast-diversifying 6th Congressional District outside Fort Worth can lead to a fresh face in Congress.
However, they need to do more. Trump carried the district by 3 points in 2020 after winning it by 12 points in 2016. The late Representative Ron Wright won his race by 9 points last year.
Sanchez Knew That Democrats Would Lose
Sanchez already had an idea the Democrats would lose. In an interview last month, Sanchez warned about a potential sweep from Republicans.
She said if that happened, it can set a discouraging tone for the Dems in 2021. What she feared came true. Republican candidates in total got 62% of the total vote. Meanwhile, the Dems got 37%.
“Nothing could be a worse omen for the Democratic Party than to have a winnable district like this with two Republicans in the runoff. That would be very embarrassing and very disheartening,” she said.
In addition, the low turnout during the polls showed that Democrats will need more to motivate voters after Biden’s win. The Dems engaged in massive campaigns during special elections in the Trump administration years, especially in the red states.
Meanwhile, Sanchez didn’t find any similar efforts for this election. Seemingly, with Democrats firmly entrenched in the White House and both chambers of Congress, nobody had to move.
Meanwhile, Trump’s endorsement of Wright seemed to work. In a crowded field of 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, an independent, and a Libertarian, Trump gave his blessing to Ron Wright’s widow.
Shortly after she won, Trump issued a message saying: “Congratulations to Susan Wright on her great surge yesterday which made her NUMBER ONE and assures her participation in the TX-06 runoff against another Republican.
The Democrats have just conceded the race. Susan surged after I gave her an endorsement last week. Her wonderful husband is looking down, and is very proud of her!”
Watch the CBS News video reporting that the special congressional election in Texas heads to runoff:
What do you think of the recent 6th district elections? Also, do you think the results will help the GOP long-term in reclaiming the majority?
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YES THAT IS GREAT. GO TRUMP 2024
There is no US Citizen that can HONESTLY SAY that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen from We The People who’s were stolen to give Joe Biden the 2020 election win and is probably a good reason why Trump backed candidates won in Texas . But what really needs to happen is the overturn of 2020 election and putting the rightful LANDSLIDE WINNER President Donald j. Trump back in the White House for his second term .
Great to see that Texas can keep it the Grand Old Party! Good to know that Texas Americans are still “Thinking Heads” instead of the “Cancel Culture WOKE Heads”.
If the 2020 election stands as is We The People will never have another say in who sits in the Oval Office ! Forget 2024 and FIX 2020 !
AMEN!!!!!!!! Donald Trump IS our President, won fare and square!!!! biddlin diddlin COLLUDER in THIEF dementia joe needs to be drug out of Trump’s Oval Office!!!!!!
The cancel woke heads are the anti-American snowflakes that can’t find their way out of a wet paper bag!
yes go Trump supporters.
Great Job GOP~ as Lee said~ Make Sure Biden Crime Family cleans dog crap up too~
Texans need to get off their asses, DEMAND Texas Legislature appropriate $2 Billion from
the rainy day slush fund and BUILD/FINISH Trump’s wall from Brownsville to El Paso…then
TELL the USA that wall belongs to Texans and we will police it, keeping illegal aliens out…
and we don’t CARE if they like it or not.
Next we need to SECEDE from the Union and become the Republic of Texas NATION again…..control the highways entering/exiting Texas….and force the USA and ALL nations
of the world to pay our price for produced fossil fuels…and the USA gets no special price
breaks….they can sit in the cold and dark like the rest of the world.
Being an independent nation, Texans will no longer pay TAXES to the US Federal Government.
Instead, the US Fed Gov will pay Texas to continue to operate Pan Tex nuclear weapons
assembly facility and every US Military base will have to pay a lease annually to operate
We should build MANY more gas fired electric generation plants and charge the USA for any
power they need during outages and emergencies.
No gasoline, diesel, oil for oil heaters, etc will be pumped to the East coast or west coast of the USA without PAYMENT IN ADVANCE.
Of course Texas will continue to develop their many stacked shale play reservoirs for
oil and gas, and maintain our lead over the rest of the producers of the entire world.
Full employment for all Texans. Manufacture our own trucks and cars with run forever diesel
engines WITHOUT electronic engine controls…so the transportation equipment of Texas will be EMP proof so Texas can continue to operate even after a nuclear war.
No persons outside of Texas can own land and homes in the restored Republic of Texas Nation. Once a Texan owns land, builds homes on it for his/her family, it is homesteaded in perpetuity to that family….can never be taken from them. Texans will take care of
fellow Texans naturally. Homelessness will be eradicated.
Of course Yexans are smart people, and thry realize our freedoms are at stake. Thr democrats love violating Americans and the Constitution so vote RED, Remove Every Democrat.
Vote all those liberal democrat’s out of office if you want to keep this Country free.
Great news for true Americans, this is the right step over socialist conversion of a free people. And its only fitting that Texas leads the way!
It’s the time for all patriots to rise against this tyranny. Our way of life for our children and grandchildren are tthreatened by communists within our beloved country. Texas is leading the way. God bless our country and the state of Texas.
Great for Texas and the US., maybe the folks in Colorado will mam up and do the same, Gov. Polis is killing Colorado
All of you celebrating this win for the Republicans better wake up!! The communist Left have their sh!t together and just like the 2020 Presidential/Senate elections where they EASILY installed their idiot puppets into power they now know exactly what they are doing and EVERY election from here on out is in danger of being stolen from the actual voters. This is no longer the UNITED States and tyranny is rooted deep into our daily lives and is getting worse by the day!! Patriots are becoming the #1 enemy of this administration and it is VERY apparent to me that there are not enough of us who would actually stand up and literally fight this take over of all of our lives to stop it. I guess we will have to wait until enough clueless cowardly people finally open their eyes to what is really taking place or they weed enough of us patriots out to where there is no fight left at all!
Did not mean to be anonymous in my last comment. Just old and hit wrong button.