Texas holds special election to replace Rep. Wright, who died of COVID

Texas holds special election to replace Rep. Wright, who died of COVID


In Texas, even the ballots are bigger.

Saturday’s special election in the state’s 6th Congressional District is a bipartisan, 23-candidate scrum — with the shadow of President Trump looming over Republicans and Democrats alike.

Trump this week waded into the race to replace Republican Rep. Ron Wright — who died of coronavirus complications in February at age 67 — with a full-throated endorsement of Susan Wright, the congressman’s widow.

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Texans, Trump said in a tele-town hall Thursday night, “need [her] now more than ever, if you look at your border, if you look at what’s happening” — calling attention to the Biden administration’s border crisis, which has infuriated Lone Star State voters.

Unless one candidate notches more than 50 percent of the vote — an unlikely prospect in such a crowded field — Saturday’s top two vote-getters will battle it out in a runoff election later this spring.

“I’d be surprised if Trump’s endorsement does not propel Susan Wright

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