Jake Ellzey won a special a runoff election for the U.S. House Seat in Texas on Tuesday night.
Why it matters: It's a blow for his opponent Susan Wright, widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, who was endorsed by former President Trump.
What they're saying: Navy veteran Ellzey told supporters after his win that Texans were looking for a Reagan-style "positive" Republican outlook "for the future of our country," per the Washington Post.
- Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement that Ellzey "will be a strong and effective leader for the people of North Texas and he will fight tirelessly for their values in Washington."
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