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Texas holds special election to replace Rep. Wright, who died of COVID

Added 05-01-21 10:18:03am EST - “Saturday's special election in Texas' 6th Congressional District is a bipartisan, 23-candidate scrum ?" with the shadow of President Trump looming.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Texas holds special election to replace Rep. Wright, who died of COVID”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Saturday’s special election in the state’s 6th Congressional District is a bipartisan, 23-candidate scrum — with the shadow of President Trump looming over Republicans and Democrats alike.

Trump this week waded into the race to replace Republican Rep. Ron Wright — who died of coronavirus complications in February at age 67 — with a full-throated endorsement of Susan Wright, the congressman’s widow.

Texans, Trump said in a tele-town hall Thursday night, “need [her] now more than ever, if you look at your border, if you look at what’s happening” — calling attention to the Biden administration’s border crisis, which has infuriated Lone Star State voters.

Unless one candidate notches more than 50 percent of the vote — an unlikely prospect in such a crowded field — Saturday’s top two vote-getters will battle it out in a runoff election later this spring.

“I’d be surprised if Trump’s endorsement does not propel Susan Wright into the runoff, at least,” GOP strategist Ford O’Connell told The Post.

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