Former President Donald Trump released a statement Monday afternoon after the Texas candidate he endorsed, Republican Susan Wright, won the top spot in a special election on Saturday, and Democrats were shut out of the race.
About two dozen candidates were in the running for the seat left vacant by the late Rep. Ron Wright, who won his re-election campaign in November for his second term in Congress, but died in February after contracting COVID-19. He was also battling cancer.
Trump endorsed Wright’s wife, Susan, and she won over 19% of the vote. Coming in second was another Republican, retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot Jake Ellzey. Since no candidate received over 50% of the vote, a runoff will now be held between Wright and Ellzey.
Democrat Jana Sanchez was behind Ellzey by about 400 votes, and conceded the race in a social media post. All the Democrat candidates in the Dallas-area seat reportedly earned a combined 36% of the vote.
Trump released the following statement:
“Please explain to the Democrats and RINOs that the reason Texas-06 completely shut out Democrats in Saturday’s Jungle Primary is because of my Endorsement of Susan Wright, who surged last week after receiving it.
“The Democrats were shut out and now it will be a contest between two Republicans, a very big win. It would be nice, however, if the pundits and Fake News Media would state the real reason for this unprecedented (Democrats have never been shut out before) victory!”
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: pic.twitter.com/V9sN4hGnHD
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) May 3, 2021
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce predicted, “Dems should prepare for a SHELLACKING in 2022.”
Dems should prepare for a SHELLACKING in 2022… “Democrats aiming to flip Texas House seat fall short as 2 Republicans qualify for runoff” https://t.co/j5Sga30LPI
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 2, 2021
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