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Sat May 1, 2021, 02:06 AM

Texas voters head back to polls after congressman's death

Source: Associated Press

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press 3 hrs ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The widow of a Texas congressman who died after contracting COVID-19 carried Donald Trump's endorsement into a special election Saturday, while Democrats and GOP critics of the former president hoped voters would instead send a surprising message to the rest of the U.S.

The race has drawn only modest attention beyond Texas' 6th Congressional District, which includes the booming corridor between Dallas and Fort Worth. Still, it poses an early test of suburban voters since Trump left office.

Trump waited until just days before the election to endorse Susan Wright, a GOP activist and widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first sitting member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Susan Wright had already been seen as a favorite in a crowded race to fill the seat of her late husband, who won the district by 9 points in November.

Nearly two dozen other candidates are on the ballot, making it likely that Saturday's top two finishers will advance to a runoff if no one captures more than half of the vote.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/texas-voters-head-back-to-polls-after-congressmans-death/ar-BB1gf9jc?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 02:26 AM

1. I'm Sure She's As Bright As He Was

Did she already have Covid? Probably. If not, perhaps she'll get it and die as well.

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Sat May 1, 2021, 03:17 AM

2. If they're smart enough to not get vaccinated from a hoax...

..they're smart enough to represent the great state of Texas.
Just ask Louis Gomhert and Ted Cruz.

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