Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey, both Republicans, advanced to a runoff election in the race to represent Texas' 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. The seat was left vacant by Wright's late husband, Republican Rep. Ron Wright, who died of coronavirus complications in February.
Susan Wright, a G.O.P. activist who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, earned 19.21 percent of the vote, according to results tallied by Texas' Secretary of State's office. Ellzey, a member of the state's House of Representatives, earned 13.85 percent of the vote. Jana Lynne Sanchez, a Democrat, came close with 13.39 percent of the vote; she conceded to Ellzey on May 2.
They were three of the 23 candidates — 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and one Independent — who ran to represent the district that is nestled to the south of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. It includes Navarro County, Ellis County and part of Tarrant County.
As one candidate did not win at least 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates advanced to a runoff, in accordance with Texas' election law. The date for it has not been set yet.
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