The special election in Texas’s sixth convention district on Saturday is seen as the first race since Joe Biden was elected president, and the bell rang for how a neighborhood believed to be shaking reacted to the first 100 days of the new administration. .
The results were seen as a blow to Democrats because two Republicans won enough votes to qualify for the runoff. Susan Wright, the wife of the late Republican Ron Wright, was followed by votes from Jake Elsie, who won a victory over Democrat Jeanne Lynn Sanchez. (Sanchez lost in a post on the social network. She lost by about 400 votes.)
John Fond, a National Review columnist for national affairs, took to Twitter on Sunday to view the outcome of the race and the overall popularity of a president who has just published his vision for the country̵
“If Biden is so popular, why is that?” Fond asked, linking the story to the election result. “Republicans grabbed the two run-offs in the Texas 6 special election yesterday. The Democrats were ruled out, their candidates winning a total of 36 percent in Dallas, which Trump had just three points last November.”
Tammy Bruce, a Fox News contributor, tweeted the results: “Demos need to prepare for DANGER in 2022.”
Last month’s Fox News poll showed 54% of the majority of voters approved of Biden’s work. This is lower than the approval of Barack Obama by 62% and the approval of George W. Bush by 63% at their respective 100-day points. Donald Trump’s approval was 45% four years ago.
Of course, it is difficult to determine the mood of the country from a special election that fell on the same day as the Kentucky Derby. Democrats praised Sanchez for her efforts in the race and still urge them to focus on the area in the future.
“The apparent enthusiasm of this election is another sign that Texas is getting closer to blue with each passing year,” Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said in a statement. “The new democratic south is rising and we will continue to unite our movement to return to our country – including as we watch the governor’s race in 2022.”
The area, which covers some southeastern parts of Fort Worth, as well as some rural areas, is considered the first race in the country since Biden took office. Trump – who expressed support for Wright – led the district with 3 points in 2020. Four years earlier, he won by 12 points.
Trump congratulated Wright on advancing to the runoff.
Democrats have just given way, “Trump said in a statement. Susan jumped after I approved her last week. Her wonderful husband looks down and is very proud of her! ”
The date of the runoff has not yet been determined.
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Ellzey is a state legislator who nearly lost the GOP nomination for the seat in 2018 and backed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Evie Fordham of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report