The Washington Post reports:
Voters in North Texas rebuked former president Donald Trump on Tuesday, electing state Rep. Jake Ellzey to a vacant seat in Congress after Trump endorsed a rival Republican candidate.
Ellzey, a Navy veteran who ran on border security and stopping the Democrats’ congressional agenda, defeated Susan Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright, whose death this year after contracting the coronavirus created a vacancy in Texas’s 6th Congressional District.
Although Ellzey did not criticize Trump during the campaign, his allies suggested that the former president made a mistake by endorsing a first-time candidate who struggled to raise money and held few campaign events.
Good thing Rs hitched their star to Trump—>>Texas voters brush aside Trump endorsement and name Jake Ellzey the winner in a House special election in Texas https://t.co/6ubvF5VDit
— Kerry Eleveld (@kerryeleveld) July 28, 2021
Huge loss for Trump in Texas. Republican state Rep. Jake Ellzey will win the special election runoff in Texas’ 6th congressional district, CNN projects.
Ellzey overcame former President Trump’s endorsement of his opponent, Republican Susan Wright
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 28, 2021