In what is considered the first competitive race since Joe Biden was elected president the special election in Texas' Sixth Congressional District took place over the weekend. The event was also an indicator of how the district felt about Biden's first 100 days in office.
The results were a devastating blow to the Democrats since it was two Republicans who won the votes needed to advance to a runoff. Susan Wright was followed in votes by Jake Ellzey who slid past Democrat Jana Lynn Sanchez by just 400 votes.
Trump reached out to Wright to congratulate her for advancing to the runoff.
The Democrats have just conceded the race," said the former president. "Susan surged after I gave her an endorsement last week. Her wonderful husband is looking down, and is very proud of her!"
Dems should prepare for a SHELLACKING in 2022... "Democrats aiming to flip Texas House seat fall short as 2 Republicans qualify for runoff" https://t.co/j5Sga30LPI
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) May 2, 2021
National affairs columnist for the National Review, John Fund spoke out in a tweet about the results of the race and the overall popularity of our president.
"If Biden Is So Popular, Why This?" Fund demanded to know and included a link to a story with the election result. "Republicans grabbed the two runoff slots in the Texas 6 special election yesterday. Dems were shut out, their candidates won a total 36% in a Dallas area seat that Trump carried by only 3 points last November."
— Susan Wright (@SusanWrightTX6) May 2, 2021
Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce posted the results of the election along with the warning, "Dems should prepare for a SHELLSHACKING in 2022."
Gilberto Hinojosa, the Texas Democratic Party chair addressed the race in a statement, "The clear enthusiasm in this election is one more sign that Texas is moving closer and closer to turning blue with every year that passes. The new Democratic South is rising, and we will continue to rally our movement to take back our state — including as we look toward the 2022 governor’s race."
As of now, there is no date set for the runoff.