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How Republican Jake Ellzey's bipartisan appeal, positive campaign helped him upset Trump's pick for Congress

Wright’s coveted endorsement from Trump — which appeared so powerful in propelling her to the top in the initial election — may have contributed to her undoing in the runoff where state Rep. Jake Ellzey benefited from a more bipartisan appeal, coupled with a more positive, energetic campaign.

State Rep. Jake Ellzey, R-Waxahachie, won the runoff race for Texas' 6th Congressional District against Donald Trump-backed Susan Wright.

Ellzey’s persistence

A bipartisan coalition

Trump’s commitment

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