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Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night.
The mainstream media is desperate to use the election results to attack Donald Trump.
Trump endorsed Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in the special congressional election runoff near Dallas.
Even though Susan Wright lost the special election, a pro-Trump conservative still won the U.S. House seat and it will stay in Republican hands.
Ellzey carried more than 53% of the vote in Texas’ 6th Congressional District when several outlets called the race late on Tuesday night.
Ellzey is a Republican state legislator in Texas, so now he will serve in the U.S. House.
The seat opened up following the death of GOP Rep. Ron Wright, so naturally, Trump endorsed his wife for the seat.
But Ellzey ended up winning the race fair and square, and Susan Wright wished him well with a tweet late on Tuesday.
Special elections are special, and this one was no exception.
I want to congratulate Congressman-elect Jake Ellzey on his victory. I am praying for his success & wish him well.
I will never forget the kindness the people of #TX06 have shown Ron & I for so many years. Thank you.
— Susan Wright (@SusanWrightTX6) July 28, 2021
“Jake will be a strong and effective leader for the people of North Texas and he will fight tirelessly for their values in Washington. I look forward to working alongside him.” – @GregAbbott_TX pic.twitter.com/65IyGxEDWk
— Texans for Abbott (@AbbottCampaign) July 28, 2021
Republicans also secured a huge win earlier this month in a Georgia special election held for a seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
In a poll shift that greatly upset Democrats, Republican Devan Seabaugh won a decisive victory against Democrat Priscilla Smith in a crushing result of 26 percentage points, 63% to 37%.
In 2020, Rep. Bert Reeves, a Republican, won only by 12%.
Seabaugh won his landslide victory despite costly, all-out efforts by Democrat political engineer and former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ voting group, Fair Fight, to support his opponent.
“On the day of the special election in June, Fair Fight posted observers at several polling sites. Heading into the final days of the runoff, Fair Fight released a digital attack on Seabaugh criticizing his support for Georgia’s new restrictive voting measure, gun rights expansions, and anti-abortion measures,” the Journal-Constitution reported.
According to the digital ad campaign, Seabaugh held “extreme positions on voting rights, reproductive freedom, and common-sense gun safety.”
In the GA HD-34 (in suburban Cobb county) Special Election runoff, EMT medic/business executive Devan Seabaugh(R) defeats educator/activist Priscilla Smith(D) by a 62.97%-37.03% margin in this Trump+3.9 district. pic.twitter.com/jYtkPaQsNl
— forse (@zhizhierbuzhier) July 14, 2021
Congratulations to Devan Seabaugh for keeping GA HD-34 in Republican hands! pic.twitter.com/2yr2y64JJs
— Republican State Leadership Committee (@RSLC) July 14, 2021
Last night’s decisive results from #HD34 were a HUGE win for conservative values.
✅ R+7 swing from 2020
✅ Turnout +1,811 votes from the June 2021 general election
Cobb County voters soundly rejected the Left’s radical agenda and instead chose positive, pro-growth policies. pic.twitter.com/XKqZhgGD7q
— Greater Georgia (@GreaterGeorgia) July 14, 2021
These claims were not enough to sway Georgia voters to vote for his opponent.
“Instead of standing up for women’s fundamental rights, Seabaugh has pledged to support all bills that would eliminate the right to choose ‘without apology,” the attack campaign claimed.
Fair Fight described Priscilla Smith as follows:
Fair Fight is proud to stand with Priscilla Smith in her race to represent House District 34 in the Georgia House of Representatives. Throughout her life, Priscilla has been a tireless advocate for underrepresented communities from the classroom to the nonprofit sector. In the Georgia House of Representatives, Priscilla will fight to protect our nation’s democracy by working to end voter suppression for Georgians; making election day a national holiday; and expanding vote-by-mail.
If elected, Priscilla would work tirelessly for fair districts and an end to gerrymandering. Priscilla’s commitment to fair representation at the ballot box; her commitment to affordable healthcare and reproductive freedom; and her commitment to funding infrastructure and public education is why Fair Fight is proud to support her campaign.
Smith became infamous for her Trump Derangement Syndrome-related shenanigans in the Georgia State Capitol when she dressed up as President Trump last September.