Does a Trump endorsement make a difference? Yes, but not the way a candidate hopes it will
Sen. Dean Heller, right, and President Donald Trump, who endorsed him, at a rally on Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. Heller lost the reelection. Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump may see himself as a winner, but the candidates he endorses don’t always win. In fact, his endorsement often helps the opponents of his candidates. That was true in the 2018 midterm elections, and a similar effect could happen in the upcoming 2022 midterms. One early indication: In late July, Republicnews.yahoo.com
In a major upset against a candidate backed by Donald Trump, Jake Ellzey wins runoff for Fort Worth-area congressional seat
Ellzey, a state representative, beat fellow Republican Susan Wright, who was backed by former President Donald Trump. Ellzey will finish the term of Ron Wright, who died earlier this year after contracting COVID-19.
Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison
A man who fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr., 80, died Monday at the El Dorado Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence for capital murder, attempted murder, assault and firearms convictions. An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death, but preliminary indications were that Miller died of natural causes, Carol Pitts, a spokeswoman for the corrections department, said in a news release.news.yahoo.com
House runoff in Texas set between GOP's Wright, Ellzey
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 was narrowly locked out of the runoff in Texas' 6th Congressional District, which has long been GOP territory. With nearly all votes counted, Sanchez had trailed Ellzey by 354 votes.news.yahoo.com
Texas voters head back to polls after congressman's death
The widow of a Texas congressman who died after contracting COVID-19 carried Donald Trump's endorsement into a special election Saturday, while Democrats and GOP critics of the former president hoped voters would instead send a surprising message to the rest of the U.S. The race has drawn only modest attention beyond Texas' 6th Congressional District, which includes the booming corridor between Dallas and Fort Worth. Trump waited until just days before the election to endorse Susan Wright, a GOP activist and widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first sitting member of Congress to die after being diagnosed with COVID-19.news.yahoo.com
Texas House candidate Susan Wright alerts feds after robocalls allege she killed husband
Congressional candidate Susan Wright said Friday that she is seeking help from the FBI and Justice Department after supporters said they received robocalls alleging she had “murdered” her husband, Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after battles with cancer and COVID-19.news.yahoo.com
Susan Wright, GOP activist and wife of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, moving toward campaign to replace him
Ron Wright died earlier this month after living for years with cancer and testing positive for coronavirus in January. Greg Abbott has not scheduled the special election yet, but it is likely to happen May 1 or sooner. Still, Gooden said Susan Wright would "out-hustle anybody, and she's also not going to think it's her seat." Ron Wright, the former Tarrant County tax assessor-collector, was first elected in 2018 and easily won a second term in November. It remains to be seen whether national Democrats will make a serious push in the special election.
Susan Wright, woman who killed husband in 2003 by stabbing him 193 times, freed from prison
HOUSTON – Susan Wright, who captured headlines around the globe in 2004 when the housewife and mom went on trial for murder, was released from prison Wednesday morning. Wright was convicted in 2004 of stabbing her husband, Jeff, 193 times and burying him behind the carport of their northwest Harris County home in January 2003. According to a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Wright was officially released from custody at 9:30 a.m. A supervisor at the Gatesville, Texas prison confirmed to KPRC 2 that Wright had left the facility. She arrived at a home in Harris County early Wednesday afternoon and had little to say to the media that was outside the home. RELATED: Susan Wright gets email saying her children died, but they didn’tA Harris County jury convicted Susan Wright of murder and sentenced her to 25 years in prison.