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Today is May 1st and municipal election day in Texas. I wanted to follow up on the results of the TX06 special election that was held also. I thought there might be interest since there were 4 previous posts on the election with over 200 replies. I guess it is technically 3 posts (one, two, three) and a podcast in the last month.
The big contention was whether this “anti-Trump” upstart, Michael Wood, would be the future of the GOP. One of the candidates in the race was the widow of the individual who previously occupied the office. Mrs. Wright is the leading vote-getter and will be in the run-off. With 94% of the votes in, second place is barely held by Jake Ellzey, who I thought was the most likely winner (I didn’t know about the widow component). If these results hold, it will be two GOP candidates in the runoff. Third place is some Democrat that would certainly lose in the runoff. And that anti-Trump upstart? He is currently in 9th position with about 3% of the vote. It looks like that bold strategy didn’t pay off in MAGA country. Paging Liz Cheney…
|Susan Wright GOP||15,020||19.21%|
|Jake Ellzey GOP||10,842||13.86%|
|Jana Sanchez DEM||10,476||13.40%|
|Brian Harrison GOP||8,474||10.84%|
|Shawn Lassiter DEM||6,941||8.88%|
|John Castro GOP||4,308||5.51%|
|Tammy Allison DEM||4,222||5.40%|
|Lydia Bean DEM||2,913||3.72%|
|Michael Wood GOP||2,497||3.19%|
|Michael Ballantine GOP||2,212||2.83%|
The important thing is that the Camping Ban looks like it is passing in Austin. Yeah!Published in