Trump Endorses Susan Wright in Texas House Race Former U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
By Jeffrey Rodack | Tuesday, 27 April 2021 07:49 AM
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Susan Wright, who is running for her late husband’s House seat in Texas.
The special election to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, is set for Saturday.
“Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas,” Roll Call quoted a Trump email on Monday. “She is the wife of the late Congressman Ron Wright, who has always been supportive of our America First Policies. “Susan will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave Military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment.”
In addition to Susan Wright, there are 10 other Republicans, 10 Democrats, one Libertarian and one independent in the race. The Texas Tribune noted.
According to Roll Call, all candidates will appear on the same ballot. In the event no one gets more than 50% of the vote, the two top finishers will compete in a runoff.
“I’m truly honored to be endorsed by President Trump, and I’m so proud to be the only candidate in this race President Trump trusts to be his ally in our fight to Make America Great Again,” Wright is quoted by The Dallas Morning News. “I’m looking forward to going to D.C. as the Congresswoman from the Sixth District of Texas to represent the America First agenda that President Trump successfully championed every day: securing the border, defending the Second Amendment, and protecting life.”
Ron Wright died Feb. 7. He became the first sitting member of Congress to succumb to COVID-19, according to the newspaper. Wright was 67. Reelected in November, the lawmaker had been battling cancer, the news outlet reported.