Right this moment, voters in Texas’ sixth Congressional District go to the polls in a particular election to fill the seat of the late Rep. Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February. The sixth District lies south of the Dallas-Fort Value metro space, has a partisan lean of R+6 in line with the Cook dinner Political Report, and has been held by the GOP since 1984. It has been trending bluer lately with the expansion of the D-FW metro space.
On Might 1st of this yr a nonpartisan, blanket major was held by which the 23 Republican, Democratic, and unbiased candidates ran. Two Republicans superior to as we speak’s particular election runoff.
One is Texas state consultant Jake Ellzey, who gathered 13.8% of the vote within the major. The opposite is Susan Wright, who’s the widow of Rep. Ron Wright and who gathered 19.2% of the vote within the major.
Susan Wright has been endorsed by former President Trump. As the Texas Tribune reported, ‘On the problems, there doesn’t look like a lot daylight between Ellzey and Wright.’ This election is subsequently being extensively considered as an early check of Trump’s affect over the GOP in a post-presidential capability, although that is sophisticated by the truth that his endorsement was made lower than every week earlier than Election Day.
Polls will shut at 7 p.m. Central Time.