A second round for a seat in the US House in Texas is set.
ARLINGTON, Texas – A second round for a seat in the US House in Texas is set between Republican Susan Wright, whose husband was the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and Republican Jake Ellzey.
Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez was barely barred from participating in the second round in Texas’ 6th Congressional District, which has long been a Republican Party territory. With almost all the votes counted, Sanchez was behind Ellzey by 354 votes. She said in a statement on Sunday that her campaign “failed”.
“Democrats have come a long way to compete in Texas, but we still have a long way to go,” Sanchez said in a statement.
Ellzey is a state legislator who narrowly missed the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2018 seat and was supported by former Texas governor Rick Perry. Susan Wright had previously been seen as the favorite in a busy race to take the place of her late husband, who died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He was 67 years old.
The date of the second round has not yet been set.
Wright will enter the second round with the support of former President Donald Trump, who waited a few days before the election to endorse Wright.