Voters in Texas’ sixth congressional district elected state representative Jake Ellzey on Tuesday night in a special election. Ellzey defeated former President Trump’s endorsed candidate, Susan Wright, whose late husband previously held the seat. Wright was also endorsed by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
With election day votes now starting to come in from Tarrant and Navarro Counties in, Jake Ellzey(R) with 13,820 votes (52.80%) still leads Susan Wright(R) 12,354 (47.20%) in the TX-06 special election runoff. https://t.co/u5Zhy1FOjU pic.twitter.com/cRdOAzqorQ— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) July 28, 2021
I've seen enough. Jake Ellzey (R) defeats Susan Wright (R) in the #TX06 special election runoff.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) July 28, 2021
Democrats were shut out of the runoff in May, guaranteeing GOP control of the seat. The National Republican Congressional Commitee (NRCC) congratulated Ellzey on a "hard-fought" victory.
“Congratulations to Jake Ellzey on a hard-fought win. #TX06 District has elected a staunch conservative who will fight Democrats’ socialist agenda of open borders, higher taxes and massive spending packages that are causing the cost of goods to skyrocket," Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN) wrote in a statement.
Ellzey's victory knocks Speaker Pelosi's majority in the lower chamber down to just 8 seats.
Once #TX06 GOP Rep.-Elect Jake Ellzey is sworn in, the Democrats' majority will be reduced to 8 seats in the House of 432 total voting members:— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) July 28, 2021
3 vacancies: Florida 20: Hastings-D, Ohio 11: Fudge-D, and Ohio 15: Stivers-R