Former President Donald Trump is throwing his support behind Susan Wright in the special election runoff to replace her late husband, Rep. Ron Wright, in the Texas House of Representatives.
The story: Trump urged Texans to vote for Wright in an automated call, in which he described himself as a “hopefully all-time favorite president.”
“Hello, this is your hopefully all-time favorite president, Donald Trump,” he says in the call. “I’m asking you to go out and vote for a great Republican, a great woman, Susan Wright.”
The former president also took part in a tele-rally for Wright on Monday evening. Meanwhile, the pro-Trump Make America Great Again Action PAC dropped a last-minute $100,000 ad buy, spending $5,000 on ad production, and another $95,000 to place the television spot, filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
The news of the ad buy was first reported by the Dallas Morning News.
How we got here: Trump endorsed Wright in a crowded special election ahead of the district’s May primary contest. There were a total of 11 Republicans who were vying for the seat, two of whom were former Trump administration officials. A number of them tried to align themselves with the former president.
In a runoff election on Tuesday, Wright is facing off against Jake Ellzey.
Over the weekend, Ellzey took to Twitter and urged voters to “Reject the negative attacks on Jake funded by the Swamp in D.C. The Swamp Rats are just wrong…Again!”
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