Texas congressman sworn in after beating Trump-backed rival

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Republican Jake Ellzey is the newest member of the U.S. House. Ellzey was sworn into office Friday after winning a special election from a congressional district near Dallas. He defeated Susan Wright, the widow of Rep. Ron Wright, who died in February after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Ellzey’s victory came despite Susan Wright’s support from former President Donald Trump.  After he was sworn in, Ellzey pledged to serve in Congress with “quiet professionalism.” He also held a moment of silence for Ron Wright, who died in February just weeks into his second congressional term.

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