A former Republican leader in Texas is glad to see that an effort to get an anti-Trump candidate elected to Congress fell flat on its face this past weekend.

Republican Susan Wright of Texas, the widow of the first member of Congress to die after contracting COVID-19, advanced to a U.S. House runoff for her late husband’s north Texas seat in an open primary Saturday. Her opponent could be another Republican, Jake Ellsey, who finished second — 354 votes ahead of the top Democrat vote-getter in a race that is officially too close to call.

“I am very happy for Mrs. Wright, that she garnered over 15,000 votes, over 19% of the vote, with 23 people in the race,” comments Cathie Adams, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. “That was extremely good.”

Adams adds that Saturday’s election was a blow to the anti-Trump faction of the GOP, whose candidate, Michael Wood, had an abysmal performance.

“Mr. Wood, who had run as one of those 23 people as an anti-Trump candidate, did not so well at all,” she continues. “As a matter of fact, he only got three percent of the vote, and so that shows how popular the former president still is in Texas.”

Adams also believes Texas voters sent a strong message to Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger, who had come to campaign for Wood.

“I think that to have a congressman from Illinois trying to interfere in Texas politics is not going to bode well for the candidate in Texas, and certainly not a candidate who is anti-Trump,” she submits.

Adams says Kinzinger, who is trying to lead a revolt in his party away from Trump, got a strong message from the party faithful.


Copyright American Family News. Reprinted with permission.

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