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Jake Ellzey defeats Trump-endorsed widow of congressman in Texas Senate seat race

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."

Editor's note: This a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

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