Texas 6th Congressional Election Opinion Polls 2021: Who will win?
Texas 6th District had Republican representative however, after the death of incumbent Republican Ron Wright in February 2021, the seat fell vacant. Despite Republicans being favored there were chances of Democrats winning the seat after district showing increased Democratic influence. In 2020 US Presidential election, Trump won the district by 51 percent vote share while Democrats got 48 percent vote share.
On May 1, 2021 Texas’s 6th congressional district special election took place. The fight was between two Republicans, Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey and two Democrats’ Jana Sanchez and Brain Harrison. Susan Wright is a widow of incumbent Republican Ron Wright. The election result did not throw up a clear winner as none of the candidates got 50% of vote. After the election, two Republican Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey got the maximum votes with Susan getting 19.21% votes and Jake Ellzey receiving 13.85%. Democrat Jana Sanchez received 13.4% vote share and thereby failing to make into the runoffs.
Since both the candidates are Republicans, the seat will remain with Republicans however, the final result will determine the influence of former President Donald Trump on the voters. Susan Wright has been endorsed by Trump. Before the special election, Trump said, “Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas.”
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Texas 6th Congressional Election Opinion Polls 2021: When is the Election?
To fill up the vacant seat of Texas’ 6th Congressional District, a special runoff election will be held on July 26. On May 1 2021, there were 23 candidates competing to fill up the seat that lay vacant after the death of the incumbent. From the 23 candidates now two candidates Jake Ellzey (R) and Susan Wright (R) are left who will be running in a July 27 election.
Texas 6th Congressional Election Opinion Polls 2021: Who is Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey?
Susan Wright is the wife of incumbent Republican Ron Wright. She has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. She has worked as a district director for state Reps. Bill Zedler (R) and David Cook (R).
Jake Ellzey is member of the Texas House of Representatives from the 10th district. He earned a degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and Ellzey served in the U.S. Navy.
Texas 6th Congressional Election Opinion Polls 2021: Endorsements
US Senator Ted Cruz opposed Jake Ellzey. He said, “Texans in CD-6 deserve a strong conservative voice in Congress. Jake Ellzey’s financial support from never-Trumpers, openness to amnesty, and opposition to school choice should concern Texans looking for a conservative leader.” He pledged his support to Susan Wright on 14 June, 2021.
Special election candidate John Castro (R) opposed Susan Wright’s candidature. He said, “I will not support anyone who is endorsed by Trump.”
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) endorsed Susan Wright.
Texas 6th Congressional Election Opinion Polls 2021: Opinion Poll
There has been no major opinion poll regarding the Texas 6th Congressional Election. One Opinion poll by American Viewpoint predicts win for Susan Wright. As per the poll, Susan Wright may get 49% of support in the upcoming July runoff. Jake Ellzey may win 34% of vote share. 11% of voters remains undecided.