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Susan Wright advances to runoff in Texas' 6th District special election with tight race for second spot

May 2, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Republican Susan Wright will advance to a runoff in the special election for Texas' 6th Congressional District, CNN projects, in a race that has been an early window into the fight over the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the attack on the US Capitol.

(CNN)Republican Susan Wright will advance to a runoff in the special election for Texas' 6th Congressional District, CNN projects, in a race that has been an early window into the fight over the future of the Republican Party in the aftermath of former President Donald Trump's attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the attack on the US Capitol.

The special election was a test case for how much traction an anti-Trump, anti-conspiracy theory message could get in a red district.

But the fact that only one Republican candidate was denouncing Trump and conspiracy theories underscored how firm a hold the former President still has on his party.

While Ron Wright was reelected by 9 percentage points in 2020, the 6th District has been trending more Democratic in recent elections.

Wood called for Republicans to reject Trump and stop perpetuating conspiracy theories like the Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen and QAnon, which is frequently described as a virtual cult.

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