Tags: Donald Trump | katrina pierson | ron wright | texas | house

Katrina Pierson Says She's Running for Congress

katrina pierson speaks into mic
Katrina Pierson, Senior Advisor to Donald J. Trump for President, speaks Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, at a rally in support of President Donald Trump called the "Save America Rally." (Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo)

By    |   Monday, 01 March 2021 09:06 AM

Former Trump 2016 campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson is reportedly eying a race for Texas' U.S. House seat left vacant in February by the death of Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, who died of COVID-19. 

Pierson said in a text message to The Hill on Sunday that she plans to make her final decision about running "within the next 48 hours" and she is "honored to have so much local support."

"As a proven conservative fighter, from my home state of Texas, I remain committed to furthering the America First agenda," she added. "I was with President (Donald) Trump long before the historic elevator ride, and I remain with him still."

Pierson, a Tea Party activist who also served as a top adviser in Trump's 2020 reelection bid, plans to file in upcoming days for Wright's seat, which is based southeast of Fort Worth and reaches into rural Ellis and Navarro counties, according to five sources said to have knowledge of her plans 

One source said Pierson is building a campaign team ahead of her likely announcement, and others said she has held conversations with a top GOP consulting firm about entering the race. 

The sources added that Pierson will likely get Trump's backing, which will be a huge boost for her efforts. 

Wednesday is the deadline to formally file paperwork to run for Wright's seat. Gov. Greg Abbott last week declared the seat vacant while setting up May 1 for the primary election. 

If she runs, Pierson will have competition. The late congressman's widow, Susan Wright, a prominent GOP activist, is also planning to run, as is Sery Kim, who held a post in the Department of Health and Human Services during Trump's first year in office. 

State Republican Rep. Jake Ellzey, a veteran of the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, lost by within 1,100 votes to Wright in a race for an open seat in 2018.

Meanwhile, several Republicans pointed out that Pierson, who lost a race challenging Rep. Pete Sessions, a Republican, in a suburban Dallas district in 2014, does not live in Wright's district. 

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Former Trump 2016 campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson is reportedly eying a race for Texas' U.S. House seat left vacant in February by the death of Rep. Ron Wright, R-Texas, who died of COVID-19. Pierson said in a text message...
katrina pierson, ron wright, texas, house
349
2021-06-01
Monday, 01 March 2021 09:06 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved