Rear Adm. Richard O'Hanlon, Commander Naval Air Force Altantic, greets Cdr. Jake Ellzey, Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143, during a homecoming celebration. VFA-143 completed a five-month deployment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication 2nd Class (SW) Wilyanna C. Harper/ Released).
GOP Congressional Candidate Jake Ellzey upset Trump-endorsed candidate Susan Wright.
According to Town Hall:
Voters in Texas’ sixth congressional district elected state representative Jake Ellzey on Tuesday night in a special election. Ellzey defeated former President Trump’s endorsed candidate, Susan Wright, whose late husband previously held the seat. Wright was also endorsed by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
Democrats were shut out of the runoff in May, guaranteeing GOP control of the seat. The National Republican Congressional Commitee (NRCC) congratulated Ellzey on a “hard-fought” victory.
“Congratulations to Jake Ellzey on a hard-fought win. #TX06 District has elected a staunch conservative who will fight Democrats’ socialist agenda of open borders, higher taxes and massive spending packages that are causing the cost of goods to skyrocket,” Chairman Tom Emmer (R-MN) wrote in a statement.
Ellzey’s victory knocks Speaker Pelosi’s majority in the lower chamber down to just 8 seats.
Democrats have been confident they could flip Texas, but recent special elections in the state have proved otherwise.