Jake Ellzey Wins Texas Special Election, Upsetting Trump-Endorsed Candidate
GOP state Rep. Jake Ellzey won a special election runoff in Texas on Tuesday, unexpectedly defeating the widow of the GOP lawmaker he will replace in the U.S. House, according to the Associated Press.
Republican Susan Wright had been favored to win the runoff after being endorsed by former President Donald Trump to represent the district south of Dallas. Her late husband, Ron Wright, died in February at the start of his second House term after battling Covid-19 and cancer.
Mr. Ellzey’s victory was seen as a repudiation of the power of Mr. Trump’s...