Republican Jake Ellzey has won a U.S. House seat in Texas over a Trump-backed rival 6
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Republican Jake Ellzey has won a U.S. House seat in Texas over a Trump-backed rival

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Voters in Texas have dealt former President Donald Trump a defeat within the GOP.

Republican Jake Ellzey on Tuesday won a special election for a U.S. House seat over a rival backed by the twice-impeached former president.

The upset victory over Republican Susan Wright is likely to be celebrated as a sign of hope by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP.

Ellzey is a Republican state legislator who did not try distancing himself from Trump but sought to overcome the lack of his endorsement through aggressive fundraising and other prominent supporters.

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