Texas StateFort Worth Star-Telegram
Jake Ellzey had an early lead over Susan Wright as the two Republicans bid to fill the North Texas congressional seat of late U.S. Rep. Ron Wright. Susan Wright, Ron Wright’s widow, and Ellzey, a state representative, received the most votes in a May 1 special election that drew 23 candidates. With unofficial early voting totals in for Tarrant County and Ellis County in on Tuesday, Ellzey had 53.4% of the votes to Wright’s 46.6%. The Texas Secretary of State’s office was not yet reporting early voting totals for Navarro County as of 7:10 p.m.