Why is this man smiling?

State Rep. Jake Ellzey of Waxahachie beat fellow Republican Susan Wright on Tuesday to succeed her late husband, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, R-Arlington, and pull off a major upset against a candidate backed by former President Donald Trump…

…Ron Wright…died earlier this year after contracting COVID-19.

Gotta love Texas Republicans. Apparently, some have now decided they can move ahead from idjits like Trump.

2 thoughts on “Why is this man smiling?

  1. Doubling down says:

    “Donald Trump’s hilarious attempt to suggest he actually won in a special election loss” https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/29/politics/donald-trump-susan-wright-jake-ellzey/index.html
    “Trump pumps $348,000 into Ohio GOP primary after Texas loss to avoid going 0-2” https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/29/trump-pac-injects-348000-last-minute-into-ohio-gop-primary-after-texas-loss-.html
    “Former President Trump’s political action committee bought $348,081 worth of advertising to support Trump-backed candidate Mike Carey in a GOP primary in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, according to forms filed with the Federal Election Commission.
    The large, last-minute ad purchase by the Make America Great Again Action PAC was made the same day that another Trump-backed House candidate, Susan Wright, lost in a special election in Texas 6th District.
    The former president has staked his entire political brand on his status as a kingmaker in the Republican Party. A second loss for a Trump-backed candidate in as many weeks would put a serious dent in Trump’s aura of invincibility.”

  2. p/s says:

    “Texas loss alarms Trump advisers worried about party clout : Trump’s chosen candidate lost to another Republican in Tuesday’s Texas House election. Now, his advisers are concerned about an Ohio race up next week.” https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/28/texas-loss-trump-republican-party-clout-501347
    “…Focus is now turning to next Tuesday’s special primary for a vacant Columbus, Ohio-area congressional seat, which is also shaping up to be complicated. Mike Carey, a Trump-endorsed former lobbyist, has found himself at a steep spending disadvantage, thanks in part to an unexpected figure: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Paul, long regarded as a Trump ally, is backing a rival candidate, former state legislator Ron Hood, and a Paul-aligned super PAC has hit the airwaves with an aggressive TV advertising blitz.”

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