Ellzey wins US House seat in Texas in closely watched race | Fox News

Jake Ellzey, the Texas Republican, won a special congressional election against Susan Wright, the widow of late Rep. Ron Wright, who had the support of former President Trump.

Gov. Greg Abbott, a fellow Republican, said in a statement that Ellzey will be “a strong and effective leader for the people of North Texas.”

Ellzey was carrying more than 53% of the vote in Texas’ 6th Congressional District with results from almost all precincts reported.

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In May, Susan Wright and Ellzey advanced to the runoff for Texas’ Sixth Congressional District, which many viewed as a bellwether for future contests. The runoff was also seen as a disappointment for Democrats who did not advance.

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