Trump pumps up Susan Wright, widow of late congressman, previewing 2022 themes

Trump pumps up Susan Wright, widow of late congressman, previewing 2022 themes
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Former President Donald Trump stumped for Susan Wright, his preferred candidate for Texas’s 6th Congressional District seat, ahead of Tuesday’s runoff election in a phone-in speech Monday night.

He touched on the major themes that could provide a preview of Republican messaging in next year’s midterm elections: Border security, crime, critical race theory, and inflation.

“Susan will vote to shut down Joe Biden's border disaster and defund Biden and Pelosi’s open-borders extremism. Nobody's ever seen anything like it,” Trump said. “Hundreds of thousands of people are pouring in every month. We've never seen anything like it. I couldn't believe — I figured it was incompetence, but maybe they actually want that.”

He added that Wright will “never defund the police” and vowed, ”She'll cut your taxes, just like I did."

He lamented the price of gas going up.

“That's like a double tax increase,” he said.

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Wright is running to replace the seat once held by her late husband, Republican Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after contracting COVID-19.

If elected, she will be the second Republican to join the House and replace a husband who died from the coronavirus. Louisiana Rep. Julia Letlow, wife of the late Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, joined the House in April after her husband died in December 2020.

“Ron is up, looking down on you, and he's very, very proud right now, he is very, very proud,” Trump said.

Wright, he said, will “be a fierce opponent of Nancy and Nancy Pelosi — Nancy Pelosi has been a disaster for our country — and Joe Biden's extremist attempts to indoctrinate our children with critical race theory. A disgrace that we even have to talk about it or waste time talking about it.”

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No matter what, the Dallas-area seat will stay in Republican hands. Democrats hoped they could win the suburban district in the special election but were blindsided when they were locked out of the initial May special election.

Wright’s runoff opponent is Texas state Rep. Jake Ellzey. A July 19-21 internal poll reported by Politico showed Wright with a wide 21-point lead over Ellzey.

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