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Sun May 2, 2021, 09:44 AM

Susan Wright advances to runoff in Texas' 6th District special election with tight race for second s

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Source: CNN

(CNN)Republican Susan Wright will advance to a runoff in the special election for Texas' 6th Congressional District, CNN projects, in a race that has been an early window into the fight over the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the attack on the US Capitol.

GOP state Rep. Jake Ellzey and Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez are locked in a tight race for the second spot.

Sanchez advancing would set up a potentially competitive contest and give Democrats a chance to give their narrow House majority a bit more breathing room. Ellzey coming in second would ensure Republicans hold the seat.

The district has been without representation in Congress since February, when GOP Rep. Ron Wright died following a Covid-19 diagnosis.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/02/politics/texas-6th-district-special-election/index.html



Looks like two Republicans will make the runoff.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:27 AM

1. Unfortunate, but a heavily gerrymandered TX distinct.

Phil Gramm's old district hasn't seen a Dem since the early 80's. So not all that surprising. Conventional wisdom, however, is that in most places, the more Donnie Covid toadies that win Republican primaries, the easier it is for Dems to knock them off in the general.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 10:34 AM

2. Sanchez needs to immediately focus on 2022 and keep campaigning hard.

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Sun May 2, 2021, 10:38 AM

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