Two Texas Republicans will face off in a congressional runoff after a special election last Saturday led to the top finalists both being Republicans. The vote guarantees a Democrat will not take the seat, offering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) one less spot in her party’s razor-thin majority.
The special election followed the death of Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX). Susan Wright, his widow, pictured here with husband Ron, received the most votes out of a list of 23 candidates at 19 percent according to Decision Desk HQ late Saturday.
“I can’t tell you how honored I am to be the first-place finisher in this special election to succeed my husband Ron,” she issued in a statement.
Wright received a late endorsement from former President Donald Trump that may have powered her campaign to victory. Trump announced last week Wright “will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment.”
State Rep. Jake Ellzey (R) came in second with 14 percent of the vote. Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez took a close third place in the special election.
Wright and Ellzey will face one another in a special election in approximately two months. The election date has not yet been released.
The result means only two Republicans will face off in the special election, handing Democrats a loss in their already slim House majority. At least one Texas district is sending a clear message about the left’s radical agenda under President Joe Biden.
The House is already at a slim 219-212 Democrat advantage. The party continues to push is most radical legislation, seeking to pass as many leftist laws as possible as many fear Republicans will flip the House in the 2022 midterms.
The Republican challenge can’t come soon enough for conservatives. By winning just a handful of additional seats, the party can fight back against the tide of radical laws churning through Congress. From nationalizing voter rights to trillions in new stimulus to even adding a new state, the left is using its advantage to punish the conservatives of the nation.
The last time Democrats held such power in the House was during the first term of President Barack Obama. What happened at that time? The Tea Party movement. A wave of Americans stepped up to take back their nation, leading to a midterm win and an eventual change to Trump taking the White House over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Will conservatives Tea Party it up again in 2022? If so, now’s the time. The comeback has already begun in Texas, but one Congressional seat won’t be enough.
America needs millions of conservatives to challenge the leftist agenda of Washington and send a strong message across the nation over the next two years. Win the House, maybe even the Senate, and prepare for a victory in the White House in 2024.
Whether Trump runs or another Republican takes the lead, it will be a big improvement over Hidin’ Biden. Time to join the Lone Star State’s approach and push toward putting America first again as soon as possible.