“Donald Trump’s advisers are angry at David McIntosh, president of the conservative Club for Growth, for persuading the former president to endorse a losing candidate in the special election for Texas’ 6th District,” Axios reports.
“A special election in Texas on Tuesday is expected to test the power of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in a runoff between two Republicans,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Mr. Trump has backed Susan Wright, the widow of the late GOP Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February at the start of his second House term after battling Covid-19 and cancer. She is squaring off against state Rep. Jake Ellzey, a fellow Republican and former Navy fighter pilot, after no Democrats advanced from the crowded jungle primary in May.”
“Susan Wright’s campaign consultants are confident that she’s well ahead of state Rep. Jake Ellzey in North Texas’ District 6 runoff for Congress,” the Dallas Morning News reports.
“But in advance of Tuesday’s election, Donald Trump’s Make America Great Again Action PAC has dropped a last-minute, $100,000 campaign ad buy to help secure victory for Wright.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the special runoff election between Susan Wright (R) and Jake Ellzey (R) in Texas’ 6th Congressional District to be held on July 27, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Politico: “The first competitive special election of the new election cycle has quickly turned into a 2020 redux: It’s the Donald Trump show all over again.”
“Trump made a late foray in the 23-candidate scramble for a vacant congressional seat in North Texas, transforming a once-quiet race into a major test of his post-presidency king-making power. After endorsing Susan Wright, a Republican activist and widow of the late incumbent, Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX), Trump joined her and the anti-tax Club for Growth at a tele-town hall on Thursday night to rail against his rival, President Joe Biden, and remind listeners of the stakes.”
Former President Donald Trump endorsed candidate Susan Wright (R) in the crowded primary for a special House race in Texas’s 6th congressional district, The Hill reports.
She is the wife of the late Rep. Ron Wright (R).
“Trump did endorse Rodimer when he ran for a House seat in Nevada last year. But he has not backed a candidate in the Texas’s special election.”
American Independent: “A Republican former professional wrestler is district hopping in the hopes of winning a U.S. House seat — and is totally changing his personality in the hopes of making his congressional dreams a reality.”
“In his Nevada race, Rodimer ran ads painting himself as a clean-cut, family man — wearing a collared shirt and seated on a couch with his wife and five children.”
“Now, Rodimer is back and running in a special election in Texas’ 6th District — a Dallas-based House seat left vacant after Rep. Ron Wright died following a COVID-19 diagnosis. And Rodimer looks like a totally different person, donning a cowboy hat and positioning himself as a rodeo bull rider with a Texas accent.”
“Just moments before the filing deadline, a 6-foot-7-inch former pro wrestler from Las Vegas unexpectedly appeared at the Texas secretary of state’s office to file for a vacant congressional seat,” Politico reports.
“That candidate, Dan Rodimer, is sending shock waves through the race to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) — the first competitive special election since former President Donald Trump left office and an important suburban bellwether.”
“Rodimer arrived in Austin late Wednesday afternoon, telling people he’d been encouraged to run by Cruz and members of Trump’s family.”
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