Trump endorses Susan Wright in Texas special election

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE on Monday endorsed candidate Susan Wright in the crowded GOP primary for a special House race in Texas's 6th Congressional District.

"Susan Wright will be a terrific Congresswoman (TX-06) for the Great State of Texas. She is the wife of the late Congressman Ron WrightRon WrightUnsuccessful anti-Trump Republican candidate: GOP 'not living up to this moment' Democrats confront difficult prospects for midterms On The Trail: Texas underscores Democrats' struggle with voter turnout MORE, who has always been supportive of our America First Policies,” Trump said in a statement. "Susan will be strong on the Border, Crime, Pro-Life, our brave Military and Vets, and will ALWAYS protect your Second Amendment. Early voting is NOW underway—and the Special Election takes place on Saturday, May 1st. Get out and VOTE! Susan has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” 

Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright (R), whose death in early February triggered the special election, expressed gratitude for the endorsement shortly after Trump's statement was released.


“I'm truly honored to be endorsed by President Trump, and I'm so proud to be the only candidate in this race President Trump trusts to be his ally in our fight to Make America Great Again,” Wright said.

Eleven Republicans and 10 Democrats are competing in the special election, which will take place on May 1.

Though the district has traditionally been has been a Republican stronghold, it has trended blue in recent years as the area has become more suburbanized.

The late Wright won his district against his Democratic opponent by 9 points in the 2020 election.