(HorizonPost.com) – Representative Ron Wright (R-TX) retained his seat for Texas’s 6th Congressional district in the November 2020 election. Sadly, he contracted COVID-19 soon after his victory and succumbed to the disease on February 7. On May 1, the Congressional district will hold a special election to allow voters to choose from a laundry list of candidates from all parties. But only his widow, Susan Wright, managed to secure an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
Mrs. Wright served on several boards and commissions in the Arlington and Fort Worth areas for more than 30 years, giving her great insight into the conservative values important to the citizens. On April 26, Trump released a statement praising her for her commitment to those ideals and said that she “has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Donald Trump endorses Susan Wright in crowded special primary race for Texas 6th. She is running for the seat her late husband, former Rep. Ron Wright, held before he died earlier this year pic.twitter.com/duDlAUYZgL
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) April 26, 2021
According to an April 5-12 poll from Data for Progress, Wright holds a 6-point lead over Jana Lynne Sanchez (D) 22%-16%. Because there are 8 candidates in the race, nobody else in the field of office-seekers polled higher than 13%. A plurality is not enough to win a Congressional election. It requires a majority, meaning that the district will probably need to hold a run-off election between the top two contenders. The poll predicts Wright would likely beat Sanchez 53%-43% in a runoff election — and her prospects could be even greater now that she has support from the former president.
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