They were excluded from the final and will now see two Republicans fighting for a seat in the northern region.
Austin, Texas-Democrats hoping to get encouraging signs in Texas did not find anyone in a special election this Saturday to fill a vacant seat in Congress. Instead, they were excluded from the runoff and will now see two Republicans fighting for a seat in North Texas.
Two Republicans, Susan Wright, were recognized by President Donald J. Trump, and State Representative Jake Ellzey became the highest vote in the 23-member special party election People, to replace Mrs. Wright’s husband, US Representative Ron Wright, became the first Congressman to die of Covid-19 this year.
The Democrat Jana Lynne Sánchez was unexpectedly strong in the 2018 election, ranking third, leaving two Republicans vying for a seat her party has controlled for nearly four decades.
Democrats who need a strong turnout to be competitive did not get it. They expected to see signs of weakness in the Republican brand because the state had made a catastrophic response to the brutal February winter storm, or Trump was tired, but they did not see it either.
Michael Wood is a small businessman and navy veteran who has attracted worldwide attention as the only Republican in the field to openly oppose Trump, with only 3% of the vote.
Since 1994, Democrats have never won a state election in Texas. When the seats are full, the Texas House of Representatives delegation will consist of 23 Republicans and 13 Democrats.