It appears as though Democrats hopes of overtaking a conservative seat in Texas’ 6th Congressional District special election have been crushed by a Trump-endorsed GOP candidate.
Alex Brandon, AP
BREAKING: Democrats get shut out of TX-06 House runoff
Democrats got a combined 39% compared to Biden’s 48%
+18 GOP shift since November
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) May 2, 2021
+18 toward the GOP since Biden ‘won’ the 2020 election as the ‘most popular’ president in history.
What’s going on here?
Representative Ron Wright of Texas died early this year. His widow, Susan Wright, is among 23 candidates vying for his seat, as Democrats thought they saw an opportunity to turn this conservative district blue for the first time in decades. If no candidate clears 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election is required.
So far, it’s an 9-point shift to Republicans since 2020.
And it looks as though the runoff will