Texas election poses test of Trump's power over GOP A special House election in Texas on Saturday is shaping up to be the first major test of former President Trump’s sway among Republicans as the GOP fights to keep a seat in a rapidly diversifying suburban district. On The Trail: Texas underscores Democrats' struggle with voter turnoutA special election to replace the late Rep. Ron Wright (R) will conclude with a runoff between two leading Republicans after a low-turnout all-party primary between 23 candidates ended with the leading Democratic contender falling just short of second pla House runoff in Texas set between GOP's Wright, EllzeyARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A runoff for a U.S. House seat in Texas is set between Republican Susan Wright, whose husband was the first member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and Republican Jake Ellzey. Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez w Trump-backed candidate whose husband died of Covid advances to congressional raceRepublicans Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey will face off in runoff election for state’s 6th district seat Republican leads Texas election after robocall claim she killed husband with CovidEndorsed by Trump, Susan Wright decries ‘immoral’ attack and heads into sixth-distruct runoff with Democrat in chase for second Candidates race for two runoff slots after free-for-all House race in TexasThe 6th Congressional District seat was held by Republican Ron Wright, who died of covid in February. With 23 candidates, special election in Texas is headed for runoff - The Boston GlobeThe front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of COVID-19 in February. With 23 Candidates, Special Election in Texas Is Headed for RunoffThe front-runner was Susan Wright, who was endorsed by Donald J. Trump and is the widow of Representative Ron Wright, who died of Covid-19 in February.